Gardening in the Shade
Margery Fish treats shady areas not as problem patches to be filled with humble, ground cover plants, but as opportunities to paint an exciting canvas with textures and foliage effects not possible under the glare of the sun.Many of the plantings used as examples are taken from Fish's garden at East Lambrook Manor in Somerset.
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Foreword by Graham Rice Introduction
The Importance of Soil
A Shady Border Spring and Early Summer
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alba Anemone autumn beautiful Bergenia berries best in shade blue flowers border bright Campanula clumps colour cordifolia corsicus cream crimson Cyclamen damp dark green ditch double dwarf Euphorbia Euphorbia amygdaloides Euphorbia characias evergreen foliage full sun Galanthus nivalis Geranium golden grape hyacinths grass green leaves grey-green leaves ground cover grow in shade grown Haberlea handsome Hedera Helleborus Helleborus orientalis Hosta japonica lavender Ligustrum lucidum lime lime-free soil Lonicera look lovelv lovely manv moist never north wall orientalis pale green particularlv Phormium Phormium tenax pink flowers plant Polygonum position primulas purple rock garden roots Savill Gardens Saxifraga umbrosa scented seed seedlings shadv shady corner shady garden shrubs silver snowdrop soft sometimes spikes stems Stipa calamagrostis subsp superba tall taller thev trees usuallv variegata variegated variegated form vellow verv Viburnum white flowers white form winter woodland yellow flowers