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New (miniscule!) garden, just moved house


Hi there GOYers, am new to this site and need a bit of advice please!
We moved here recently and have inherited a very bland, damp, featureless garden. Although it’s south facing, it doesn’t get too much sun as the huge tall trees behind us take up most of it.
I love rambling roses, clematis, jasmine, honeysuckle. Most climbers which don’t look too “uniform” and have a cottage / country look. Hopefully they would flourish in my new garden!
The soil seems to stay quite damp and lots of ferns are popping up now.
I’d like any tips on suitable plants to put in this type of garden please! Thanks.

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Hi Daisie ..
Welcome to GoY. :o)

If you scroll to the base of the page, you can see the alphabetical GoYpedia. Click on S and you'll find Shade Plants and Shade Container Plants.

There are lots of other headings which might help you.
Good luck !

19 May, 2012


Cheers for that, will do!

19 May, 2012


Welcome to our little family of gardeners!
Just a thought, if your garden is on the dampish side or has a damp area Astilbe`s enjoy damp almost bog like soil
but not so that it`s permanantly wet.....

19 May, 2012


Hi Daisie, welcome to Goy, I wish you well with your new garden, enjoy browsing the pages and hope you get some ideas of what you want to do, will look forward to seeing your garden become yours....

19 May, 2012


and wellcome from me too hun , happy gardening ..........

19 May, 2012


You might consider planting a lot of heucheras, they would love the conditions in your garden. There are dozens of varieties with different coloured leaves - foliage lasts a lot longer than flowers

19 May, 2012


welcome from me too. I mainly garden in shady conditions. see what I grow nder the beech hedge/tree.

19 May, 2012


Thanks for all the very useful information everyone! Have been doing my on line research into the most suitable shade loving plants. Will keep you posted. x

21 May, 2012


You might like to look at the website for Long Acre Plants - they specialise in shade loving plants

21 May, 2012

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