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Ground cover plants for shade can be useful for planting under trees, under large shrubs as well as next to walls and fences where they may not get much sunlight. Ground cover plants can be perennial, which means they die back in winter before growing again in spring. There are also some attractive low growing shrubs such as Ceanothus ‘Repanda’, many of which are evergreen which provide all year round colour which would otherwise be a bare and dull area. Ground…

Tree Fern care Tree ferns are beautiful, elegant, architectural plants that are simply amazing. They are a tree-like fern that have a large thick truck with arching, spreading lance-shaped fronds at the top. These can reach 6ft (2 metres) long. There are two popular types which include the Dicksonia and the Cyathea, they are both extremely slow growing, with the main distinctive trunk only growing around 1-2 inches each year. They thrive in partial and dense shade in…

Ferns for dry shade Ferns are known for their resilience and ability to grow in shade, but there are some varieties of fern that will grow very well in shaded areas where the ground is often dry. This is often caused by very little moisture being retained in the soil as other surrounding trees and shrubs take up any moisture there is. Many of the most suitable ferns are native species to the UK and can…

There’s not many gardens that don’t have a gloomy spot that seem impossible to grow plants in, but if you no what to plant then gloomy areas can become inspiring and enriched with new lease of life. Many north and east facing gardens can be naturally shaded because of there located and shaded areas can differ from dry soil conditions which are usually found under trees and conifers where a heavy shadow is constantly cast…