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Often perceived as a difficult place to plant, shady aspects in the garden can be turned into wonderful and exciting grottos. Whilst borders that are in full sun are often filled to the brim with bright and vivid flowers, shady areas are often left to languish with little growing. However, there are a number of fantastic plants for shady locations that will both brighten the mood and provide an interesting, and unusual planting plan to a garden.
One of the most important things to do for gardeners who do have a shady area is to enrich the soil. Shade is often caused by large trees which have spent many years sapping the soil of water and nutrients. Meanwhile, areas close to buildings often have poorer soil quality due to excess building material being left in the earth and simply covered with a layer of top soil. A home-made compost, or rich, well rotted manure is ideal for enriching the soil. In addition, especially for shady and dry areas, use mulches to retain as much moisture as possible, and ensure regular watering and feeding to help plants.