Best Plants for Shade
Areas in the garden that are shady are often dry as well, due to overhanging tree branches or being next to a wall or fence. Improve the soil by digging in or mulching with well-rotted manure (for example Country Natural) or compost to help the soil retain water and therefore help plants get off to a good start when planted. If tree roots make it impossible to plant in the ground, why not plant large containers with perennials and shrubs, to add foliage colour and interest? Remember they will need regular watering too!
Here are our top recommendations for plants that can cope with shady areas in your garden: