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By Detta

Belgium Be

Help with shady slopy borders

It's me again :)... Had a very productive weekend :)
So, I potted all the Sedum autumn joy and got rid of the Hedera Helix! Potted some cuttings too ...
Now am left with a bare slope 2 sided plain soil...
This is west facing... slight sun... but mostly shady all morning

Any ideas with what perennials / shrubs I can plant to make this part beautiful please?
Thank you




Don't know how long or high the slope is but try Daffodils, primroses, foxgloves, euonymus fortunii. Vinca both Major and Minor, camelia at the bottom of the slope, azalea ditto if the soil is acid, most hardy herbaceous geraniums, pulmonarias as long as it isn't too dry, ferns (some will stand dry conditions) euphorbia robbiae (a red leaved one whose name I forget but isn't invasive though it seeds itself nicely). Other people will have more suggestions.

10 Sep, 2013


You could add a splash of foliage colour with some heacheras these will give you colour all year round and flowers in the summer, a mix of these with all those different leaf colours of burgundy, yellow ,peach, green etc will give you the wow factor.

10 Sep, 2013


It might be nice to have some scented plants such as jasmine, lavender or honeysuckle under the windows.

11 Sep, 2013

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