plants for a shady damp corner

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  1. roadrunner

    roadrunner Apprentice Gardener

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    have a very wet shady corner advice on plants all sizes ever green ground cover etc
     
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    Try our home page. I try not to promote our nursery on these pages as nathan won't like it but you can look - you dont have to buy and you will get lots of IDEAS - and we are in Wales too!!
     
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    Great book from the library is called something like 'right plant right place' it suggests plants that would thrive in different conditions
     
  6. Ian

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    Many herbaceous geraniums are excellent in damp shade, in particular Geranium endressii Wargrave Pink makes tough free-flowering dense green mound & partly evergreen (in London). The following also work reliably for me (same conditions) ââ?¬â?? Epimediums, Hellebores, Anemone japonica (eg Honorine Jobert, Hadspen Abundance), Acanthus spinosus, Echinops ritro, Iris pseudacorus varigata, Bluebells,ââ?¬Â¦ also as mentioned above Hostas, but they need constant slug control. Clematis on fences, eg Perle du Azur, Mme Julia Correvon, spring flowering alpina & macropetalla hybrids, and even summer flowering texenis hybrids (esp. the wonderful Gravetye Beauty).

    Ian.
     
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    fernatix are extremely knowledgeable about ferns - they won a gold at chelsea this year too!
    all manner of fern to be found on their website
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    i wasn't sure whether we were allowed to put links to websites on here, i take it it's ok!
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  10. jpb1958

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    I have a damp corner at the bottom of my veg patch. I put a few pieces of wood there a few years ago. Now I regularly see frogs when Im clearing around there. It is said that frogs like slugs. I dont know if this is true but the damp area has brought something into my garden that I enjoy seeing from time to time.

    John
     
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    Frogs and toads are great for slugs, I alway find them around my containers and they are very welcome. They come from my neighbours pond - I just have to be a bit careful when digging.
     
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