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Shine a Light on Shade

It’s becoming increasingly common for gardens to be shaded by nearby buildings and trees. Although they can be cool and shady during parts of the year, these areas are also an opportunity to grow some shade-tolerant plants.
Despite the limited sunlight, shaded gardens can flourish with the right selection of plants filled with foliage and blooms. 

Not sure where to start? With our expert advice, we can help you choose plants that thrive in low-light environments. 

Discover the beauty and resilience of shade-loving plants and unlock the full potential of your shaded outdoor spaces.

Let us shine a light on shade!

Follow our easy steps:

Know Your Shade...

  1. Choose plants that suit your garden.
  2. Partial shade is 2 to 4 hours of sun a day.
  3. Anything less than 2 hours of sun is deep shade.
Image of a shaded green lawn with shaded borders.

Provide the Best Start...

  1. Plant a metre or more away from trees, shrubs or walls.
  2. Enrich soil with manure and apply mulch to retain moisture.
  3. We recommend Vitax Q4 All Purpose Premium Plant Food.
Image of yellow Q4 all purpose premium plant food on green lawn.

Create Interest...

  1. Use trellis on walls to create height with climbers.
  2. Consider adding seating, statues, mirrors or lighting.
  3. Underplant trees with bulbs in partial shade areas.
Image of purple climbing clematis

For those lookling for more options, we have a Plant Finder Tool that is an extensive database of plants suited to various light levels and growing conditions. Whether you’re aiming to create a lush garden beneath the canopy or transform a dim corner into a verdant retreat, there’s no storage of possibilities for enhancing your shaded garden. Unlock your garden’s full potential!

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