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Lots of ideas for that tricky part of the garden
on 21 December 2008
Ask any gardener which part of the garden is a problem and they will almost always say 'that shady spot over there'. With this book, the problem is solved in 101 ways.
There's the usual suspects such as ferns, Dicentra and Astilbe, but that's not all. There's even shade tolerant Clematis on show, a plant usually noted for liking its head in the sunshine, even if its feet does prefer shade. Suggestions can be found for both dry and damp shaded areas.
The book is divided into several sections. The first four cover each season in turn, so there's no excuse for not having all-round interest in a shady garden. The final three cover year-round interest, walls and ground-cover, thus completing a comprehensive guide that's clearly laid out and with a good photograph of each plant suggested.
With this guide any shady border can be cheered and brightened immeasurably.