The shady garden in summer and autumn… beginning an A-Z

  I had been preparing for a workshop covering the possibilities for gardening in a little - or a lot - of shade and put together the gallery last year to illustrate some of the contenders that anyone tackling such a proposition might entertain. A perennial question, this, what to plant, planting combination and health…

The shady garden in summer and into autumn … beginning an A-Z

  I'm preparing for a workshop covering the possibilities for gardening in a little - or a lot - of shade and have begun to put together the gallery (above, but more to come) to illustrate some of the contenders that anyone tackling such a proposition might entertain. Damp shade and dry shade, dappled shade…

A little shopping….

Not the most glamorous of photographs but this was a successful outing yesterday, shopping for pots and plants. This, soon to be polished, wooden planter just about found room in the van and will become the base for a perennial meadow. I found some large copper planters elsewhere, 80cm round and tall, which will find…