There's plenty of plants that don't mind the shade if you have a shady spot to fill in your garden. Whether it's trees and shrubs, edibles or flowers, we've put together some handy suggestions to help you make the most of your space.
Before planting in your shady spot, ensure that the soil is built up with organic matter such as Tui Compost and Tui Sheep Pellets to improve soil structure. Add a layer of Tui Garden Mix for a base of essential nutrients.
There are options that will produce a decent harvest even if they are shaded during most of the day. Leafy greens especially are quite happy in a cooler, shady location.
- Cavolo nero
Trees & Shrubs
- Rhododendron including vireya
Other plants to consider are: liriope, hostas, heuchera, begonia, mondo grass, astilbe, and fuchsia.
Take care to not overwater plants in the shade as they won't take water up as quickly with less sun.
- Harvest in 30-40 days