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Renovating courtyard - suggested planter plants for full shade

Question from liesel hall

In forum: New to gardening

looking for suggestions to plant - tree/plant/climbers in a courtyard in full shade. this is a renovation job for a courtyard. wall will be cladded in wood with corten steel planter in front. i have read that perhaps ferns and cleamatis climbers may do well in full shade. any other suggestions?

  • Posted: Thu. 31st March 2022 11:22

What houseplant is this?

Question from Maris Hakman

In forum: Identify a plant

Have been going through all possible ferns but cannot find this plant. Can anyone help?

  • Posted: Sat. 1st December 2018 09:43

I have a plan... but need help

Question from Nic Christie

In forum: Garden design

I’m in really need of help and advice.
I’ve designed and started to build my rear garden (see attached) the garden is SSW facing . I can't use those 3D design things so will have to put up with my sketch. LOL
The trouble is I want to plant it based on ferns, grasses, hostas, acer, palms type plants but have absolutely no idea what will work where layout etc . Please please can you or anyone help out.

  • Posted: Tue. 3rd July 2018 12:25

What’s wrong with my plants?

Question from Jeannie

In forum: Pests, diseases and invasive biosecurity risks

I have a north and west facing border. I have three large shrubs in there and it’s under planted with hostas and ferns. It has been planted for several years now without any problems. This year, my hostas and ferns have gotten yellow spots on them and the hostas were already starting to die back. Any ideas on what is causing it?

  • Posted: Sun. 3rd June 2018 14:09

Re: Re: Mystery herbaceous perennial

Message from Kate Wyatt

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Elaine
The flowers definitely not yellow but I think you are right and it is some sort of ligularia- I feel research coming on ! There are some wonderful plants in this garden - two other ligularia S, tetrapanex, lysimachia firecracker, tree fern and many ferns of different types- a real voyage of discovery

  • Posted: Tue. 29th May 2018 19:50

Gallanthus / snowdrops for a very shady path

Comment from Silentboo

In forum: Container gardening

Are there any snowdrops that do better in more shadier areas than others?

I have a couple of smallish pots with painted ferns in them and would like to grow something in them whilst the ferns are dormant.

The pots are situated along a path between houses, it gets a slither of sun in the morning, and a tinier slither in the evenings.

I had thought snowdrops were the answer but am starting to doubt that conclusion.

  • Posted: Wed. 31st January 2018 15:06

Help with layout of a new tropical garden

Question from Mina Gourlay

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

hi all
This forum hasn't been written on for a few years so hoping this might get a look in! We brought a house last year which had a very neglected garden made up of a mix of lawn, roses and ferns - very strange. it was very ratty and unloved and had horrendous ground ivy. we are in quite a steep valley and its heavy clay soil, and because of the low sheltered position its very hot and sheltered. Much more suited to tropicals - We've completely dug over the garden and put terraces in and the plants so far are all thriving - however I'm now stuck. i simply can't figure out what to plant and where. I'm usually really good at this stuff but this one is stumping me. I'd be grateful for any advice or thoughts you have on this. Photos below/ attached to show its current state.

  • Posted: Wed. 27th September 2017 18:47

moving ferns

Question from Katherine Simmonds

In forum: Cyrtomium falcatum

I want to move my ferns to my woodland garden from their current location. Can I do this in the autumn? do I cut them back first and then move?

  • Posted: Sun. 9th July 2017 12:44

Does anyone know what this is called, got a small plant from my friend in PA its hardy enough for our winters in Mobile AL? As you can see in picture it looks as if it may be going to bloom or something. I've had for a couple of years & I've never been ab

Question from Janella Dennis

In forum: Identify a plant

What is this ferns name?

  • Posted: Sat. 29th April 2017 14:24

Re: Identification

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

If it is a house plant, this is a tentative guess, could it be Swedish ivy, this is a common name, the stomata is a puzzle, never seen anything like it except on ferns.

  • Posted: Tue. 26th January 2016 14:01

Re: shady rockery /cottage garden design advice

Message from smurfettes

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hello, Thanks so much for reply, I hadn't thought of ferns....Weirdly we have several large ones growing in weird places, would be great to move them so we can actually see and appreciate them.
I will go discover the advanced search facility, thanks so much for the heads-up, typical newbie!

  • Posted: Sat. 23rd May 2015 06:19

Re: shady rockery /cottage garden design advice

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

HI, Smurfettes,
There is a great Advanced Search tool here on Shoot in which you can select criteria that matches your garden to get suitable plants.
Use the link I included above and once you are on the Advanced Search page, under the 'Type', select Bog plants and go under 'Choose Conditions'. Once you've clicked 'Choose Conditions', select 'Full Shade' or 'Partial Shade' under the 'Sun Exposure'. Then click the green 'Search' button and you will get a great list of plants to consider. You can even further narrow your search by mature height of plant which will eliminate any large trees that might come up in search results. I just tried it and a lot more choices come up if you search for partial shade choices.
On a side note, it sounds like your shade, damp site might be good for ferns?
Happy Searching!
Kathy C

  • Posted: Fri. 22nd May 2015 18:37

Re: inaccessible garden!

Message from Sue Osmaston

In forum: Garden design

Thank you - I like the idea of a box hedge with a path behind it- but I also want to retain the aubretia and similar plants which will tumble over the top of the wall. I'll probably introduce a few small ferns etc to plant between the stones too. That might be a better solution than adding a wrought iron rail as someone else has suggested.

  • Posted: Tue. 3rd February 2015 11:30

Re: Re: Silver birch roots.

Message from Christine

In forum: General

Hi Petra

Thanks for these ideas.

The area is north facing, partially shaded by the house but gets early morning & some afternoon sun. It is close by our front door & I hope to plant with shrubs & bulbs to provide year round interest - have a shadier area nearby under a window earmarked for ferns.

The main stumps above ground are mostly out, having been 'chipped' out. Unfortunately, because the soil level had built up around the trees the chap couldn't get the chipper deep enough so but we are battling with the remaining stumps, surface & tap roots. We thought about getting a digger in but have grass & paving surrounding the bed which would be wrecked by a digger. With the benefit of hindsight, leaving the stumps as a feature may have been the better option!!

  • Posted: Sun. 14th September 2014 13:57

Re: Silver birch roots.

Message from Petra

In forum: General

Light conditions are not stated. If in shade, consider growing mushroom culture, ferns, plants which will hide the stump, piles soil Aaron's stumps creates moisture which in turns decompose faster. We inherited garden with a row of hardwood stumps 8 years ago. They are crumbly now with holes. Birch will rot much faster if moisture provided as it's softwood. If in Sun and it is leveled, consider putting a pot with cascading plants or make a feature out of it. A seat with some loving plants around it. Crazier more, pile soil onto the stump to make a mound and cover it with plants! Strawberries would love it and spread very quickly. Find plants which you like suitable for the growing conditions and off it goes.

  • Posted: Sat. 13th September 2014 07:34

Re: Advice on preparing a flower bed in awkward position

Message from Carol

In forum: Garden design

My experience of many rock plants, ferns and alpines (especially alpine strawberries!), and of crocosmia, is that they need very little. I have a bit of sedum growing in an old teapot lid, and others (like sempervivum) in things with very small soil pockets - so you should be ok with that. Is there a concrete sill on the fence? If so, again, I would guess that, so long as you are patient, things like honeysuckle will find their own way through the soil. So they may not grow very quickly, but after a couple of years will get established. Fuchsia is perhaps a hungrier thing (for nutrient and for water) but there will be other things that will cope - maybe cistus, or more Mediterranean things will cope if there is a shortage of water.

  • Posted: Thu. 24th July 2014 09:05

Advice on preparing a flower bed in awkward position

Question from Jim Haywood

In forum: Garden design

I want to prepare a flower bed where a row of well established leylandii trees once were - these were the border between my property and next door and followed a downward slope along a short set of steps in my back garden. The trees have been chopped down to ground level and a tall lap fence erected in their place (SW facing). This has given me about 30-40 cm between the fence line and a line of wooden sleepers (which form a metre high retaining wall). There is also a shallow trench between these sleepers and the steps which I also want to prepare as a bed and plant up. I plan to plant some climbing plants (clematis, poss. honeysuckle, etc) plus some border shrubs into the space between the fence and sleepers, and maybe some rock plants, alpines, ferns, crocosmia, hardy bush fuscia maybe etc in the in-filled trench. Can you advise on how I need to prepare the bed between fence and sleepers, and how to prepare a plantable bed in the trough between sleepers and path. Difficult to describe - the key issue is how to provide enough nutrients for what I want to grow in amongst what is largely the roots system of the felled leylandii (which I cant dig or grind out). Will just putting in enriched topsoil over some drainage material be sufficient? Thanks!

  • Posted: Wed. 23rd July 2014 13:17

Re: Ground cover suggestions please

Message from Julieanne Porter

In forum: General

That's a great list by Clockhouse Nursery - a couple of those I'll add to my list :)

I would also add some ferns such as: Dryopteris erythrosora or Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens'.

You could add ornamental grasses, such as the Luzula’s, Luzula sylvatica 'Hohe Tatra', Luzula sylvatica 'Marginata' & Luzula sylvatica 'Taggart's Cream' (all evergreen). And for colour, Meconopsis cambrica, the Welsh poppy.

  • Posted: Mon. 14th July 2014 13:30

Help identifying a plant from Isabella Plantation

Question from Bruce

In forum: Identify a plant

Hello, could you please help me identify this plant? It was growing on the bank of a stream through Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park. It did not appear to have any leaves, but was growing in a clump near a variety of ferns and large-leaf plants.

Many thanks

  • Posted: Mon. 5th May 2014 08:29

Re: Rock Ferns not thriving and leaves browning

Message from C

In forum: Polystichum tsussimense

The RHS website said to protect the crowns from excessive winter wet, maybe they need to be a little drier.

  • Posted: Thu. 1st August 2013 10:59