Tips for growing in the shade
• Many plants will not tolerate dry shade. Check the requirements of the plant and if they need moisture keep them moist but never wet. If your shade garden is under a tree or trees you may need to water your shade plants more often.
• Take the time to prepare the soil well prior to planting. Make the planting hole at least two times larger than the root ball and add lots of organic matter. This additional preparation will pay off by helping the plant to get established rapidly. This is especially true if the plant is fighting for space with other trees or shrubs. The extra preparation also helps with drainage.
• Protect young plants and even established plants from slugs. Shade gardens are favourite hangouts for our sluggy friends. There are many child and pet friendly slug baits on the market.
Dicentra ‘Gold Heart’ really stand's out in the shade.
Geranium 'Rozanne' flowers for weeks.