Nobody has the perfect garden and shade can often be seen as a drawback. But with careful planning and a thoughtful use of plants that shaded area can be a permanent year-long delight.
It is very enjoyable to research the kind of plants that are shade-loving. During the chill winter months, study books and magazines, and surf the Internet for inspiration.
Think about the position of the shady border – does it back on to a tree, a wall or a hedge? These factors can influence the plants chosen and the amount of organic matter to be dug into the soil.