Garden Wildplants
             Garden Wildplants
Plants for shady and woodland habitats
 
Every garden has shady spots.  Generally any north-facing border will be semi-shaded for much of the day, and only south-facing borders enjoy sun throughout the day.  But even in sunny sites, plants can be shaded under trees or by garden structures.  Generally the smaller the garden, the greater proportion of the area is liable to be shaded by hedges or fences.
 
Shaded areas are not a problem, although perhaps a little more of a challenge.  They have the great advantage that they are less liable to drought on hot sunny days, and may be more sheltered from strong winds.  In addtion there are many splendid horticultural and wild plants that thrive in shade or semi-shade, so here are some to think about.
 
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           Bugle                       Columbine                       Foxglove                Greater stitchwort           Lesser celandine
        Primrose                   Red campion                 Tufted hair-grass             Wild garlic
       Garden Wildplants
             Garden Wildplants
Plants for shady and woodland habitats
 
Every garden has shady spots.  Generally any north-facing border will be semi-shaded for much of the day, and only south-facing borders enjoy sun throughout the day.  But even in sunny sites, plants can be shaded under trees or by garden structures.  Generally the smaller the garden, the greater proportion of the area is liable to be shaded by hedges or fences.
 
Shaded areas are not a problem, although perhaps a little more of a challenge.  They have the great advantage that they are less liable to drought on hot sunny days, and may be more sheltered from strong winds.  In addtion there are many splendid horticultural and wild plants that thrive in shade or semi-shade, so here are some to think about.
 
Click on the pictures or links to go to the pages
 
 
          Bugle                        Columbine                          Foxglove           
      Greater stitchwort            Lesser celandine                   Primrose          
       Red campion               Tufted hair-grass                 Wild garlic