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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:59 pm    Post subject: shady tree garden ,MY Jungle Reply with quote

I have part of my garden planted in trees,mostly silver birch, 2 sycamore, 2 blackthorn, grisellinia,2 elder, 4 palm, etc etc...I have an area that is dome shaped but litterly rubble,I am looking to know what perrenial flowers and bulbs I can plant for colour ,and spred and speed growth....I have no way of getting the rubble removed and clay soil but anything I grow seems to grow well,I have the ground covered for most with plastic and gravel.I cant leave it exposed as i am riddled with elder if I do.spent years trying to dig it out so this was my only option.I love my jungle but would like to introduce colour to inhance its beauty.So can anyone please advise ,I would like it to be able to do its own thing without having to disturb the area or trees too much..I love the informal natural look...Oh yes its in a shady part and is has a lot more shade in summer,so shade loving perrenials and bulbs are a must...Thanks you in advance.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Howya blondie, heres just a few ideas

BULBS
Anemone,Cyclamen,Crocus,Snowdrop, Bluebell, Daffodil, Grape hyacinth, Star of bethlehem,Wake robin.

PERENNIALS
Aster, Foxglove, Dicentra, Masterwort, Euphorbia,Gentian, Hosta, Lupin, Primrose, Peony, Phlox.

EVERGREEN SHRUBS
Aucuba japonica, Berberis darwinii, Mahonia, Holly, Photinia, Pieris japonica, Skimmia,Viburnum.

DECIDUOUS SHRUBS
Dogwood,Witch hazel, Hydrangea,Fuschia, Magnolia, Weigela.

CLIMBERS
Clematis, Cotoneaster horizontalis, Ivy, Winter jasmine, Virginia creeper, Firethorn.

GROUND COVER
Elephants ears, Euonymus fortunei, Wintergreen, Creeping jenny,Catmint, St johns worth, Comfrey

This is just a quick selection there is also a myriad of :grasses, ferns, bamboos, small trees and bedding plants that can be used. Just check that they are suitable for your soil type. Best of luck .

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:34 pm    Post subject: colour my jungle Reply with quote

Thank you for all your ideas and taking the time to share them with me.I have such a variety now to be buying and planting that I hope the weather will allow me to get going.As soon as there is something to show I will take photos to show you.Again thank you..
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