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Which shrubs will grow well in a shady position. I also need some ground cover for the same area.
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Welcome to Goy Milt. If you go to the foot of the page and click on S and then on shade plants you will find lots, both shrubs and perennials. If you need further information about any plant just ask another Q. Happy gardening.

4 Mar, 2012


Mahonia, viburnum tinus, euonymus fortunii - one of the gold variegated ones such as emerald 'n gold, holly. Ground cover try perennial geraniums. Not all are shade lovers but look on Long Acre plants website under G. A clump of bergenia, foxgloves, liriope, epidedium, hosta, heucherella. vinca. To brighten the edge of the bed in summer try fibrous rooted begonias - only annual but cheerful all summer whatever the weather.

4 Mar, 2012


At the risk of sounding like a cracked record, and offending Steragram as well, PLEASE think twice about vinca - it's the biggest garden thug ever, along with equisetum and ground elder, and the bane of my life.

5 Mar, 2012


It doesn't offend me at all - Iwouldn't have it either, but it is good ground cover for shade you have to admit! Come on Gattina, it isn't as bad as equisetum though!

5 Mar, 2012


In this garden it is, and I have both! The vinca has invaded my lawn and has grown underneath the rocks in the rockery, about 18" down, to the point where the roots are actually growing INTO fissures in the mountain! I can use a flamethrower on the equisetum!

5 Mar, 2012

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