Saturday, February 24, 2018

18 Apr

Create a Shady Border!

Make sure that you choose plants that will suit the soil and light conditions in your garden

Many people think that having a shady area in your garden means you can’t have the same colour and texture as everywhere else. We can’t deny that a shady border will be naturally dark, but it doesn’t need to be gloomy or cold. Fill your shady border with bright colours. Using red, purple and a variety of greens will create a fantastic, vibrant display. Mix in some white flowers so you can break up the darker shades, this will add a splash of light to your shady border.

Remember to pay attention to detail! Repeat colour combinations to unify space and create a sense of movement throughout your garden. Make sure that you choose plants that will suit the soil and light conditions in your garden. Here is a selection of plants we recommend to create a shady border-

Shady Border Collection- This Shady Border Collection produces gorgeous colours, fascinating foliage and long lasting displays Only £13.99!

Japanese Maple (acer palmatum) - Japanese Maples are delicate looking shrubs and one of the best foliage plants to add beautiful colour and structure to your garden Only £7.99!

Hydrangea Saxon Pillnitz – Simply stunning dwarf variety of Hydrangea with masses of simultaneous flowering pink bicolour flowers. This variety is great for attracting bees to the garden Only £7.99!

Hydrangea Annabelle – Hydrangeas are a traditional garden favourite and with their large showy flower heads are much-loved by flower arrangers Only £12.99!

Acer Collection Butterfly Sango Katsura – This collection of 3 Acers has 2 RHS Award for Garden Merit holders included in it and is unbeatable value at 3 for the price of 2. Acers have glorious foliage which provide months of colour and interest. Only £15.98!

You’ll be surprised at how satisfying it is to create a successful shady border

We have a brilliant range of ‘Shady Border’ plants, click here to view more!

Shady borders look best if they are compact. Keeping your plants compact will create a brilliant ground cover if they are planted under trees. Make sure that you know what the shrubs final dimensions will be; pruning to make it fit a confined space is extra work for you and may affect the plants health and disease tolerance.

Don’t think of having a shady border in your garden as a problem, it is an opportunity to create a display where plants will thrive in their preferred environment. Having a shady area in your garden is a brilliant chance to experiment and be creative. You’ll be surprised at how satisfying it is to create a successful shady border.


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