Total novice looking for advice

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  1. tracey lewis

    tracey lewis Apprentice Gardener

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    Looking for help. My garden is half stoned due to terribly shady boggy ground. I would like to plant some low maintenance plants in the borders. I want to get rid of some of the boring stone and replace with some flowering as well as non flowering plants if possible.Low growing plants I think.
    I haven't a clue what plants to buy other than Hostas which will seem to do the trick.
    Thank you Tracey
     
  2. Selleri

    Selleri Super Gardener

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    Hi @tracey lewis , welcome! :)

    Boggy, shady, stony ground calls for ferns. There are evergreen and non- evergreen ones, all sizes and beautiful shades and shapes. You could have a stunning collection with little effort. Slugs love Hostas so they might be a bit of a hassle.

    Spring bulbs in between will lift the look in the spring. Shade tolerant flowering modest plants are not that easy to find, but hardy Geraniums are always worth a try.

    Improving the soil would make life much easier, but if you don't want to do a lot of digging, just go for easy plants like the ferns.

    Here's a link to an article introducing some nice ferns.
     
  3. tracey lewis

    tracey lewis Apprentice Gardener

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    Thanks for the advice, will go and have a look at some Ferns and Geraniums .
     
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