Garden Planters for shaded sites

Shaded areas of gardens are always the most troublesome. The lack of sunlight means few things will grow there and the result is a patch of either bare soil, or soil that only weeds will grow. These areas of the garden can appear dull and lifeless and it may seem that there is little that can be done to add life and interest to. Of course there is always a solution to any gardening situation as nature always finds a way. A Garden planters are a great way to liven up a dull corner and there is a good selection of plants suited to these conditions
Garden planters are ideal for shady areas of gardens as you can move them into the sunlight over the course of a day to give your plants a quick sun bathe before moving them back into their dull corner where they can liven things up a bit. If you choose to do this you should ideally use smaller planters or invest in a plant pot trolley or hand trolley as these will save on any back ache when moving your planters around


Another good reason for using garden planters in the shade is that the planters can be filled with the best of soil with ease and this will give your plants the best start and chance. If you want to grow plants in pots or garden planters then make sure you use the best soil. For developing and medium sized shrubs you should use John Innes compost number 3 as this has the best balance of nutrients for these larger and hungry plants
In terms of plant choice of garden planters in shady sites we can recommend some of the following:

  • Hostas
  • Camellia
  • Ferns
  • Acers
  • Euonymus fortunei
  • Azeleas
  • Privet

For flowering plants that will offer seasonal colour we can suggest planting you planters with some of the following:

  • Bluebells
  • Cyclamen
  • Dicentra
  • Arums
  • Lily of the Valley

Ideally, any planter that is in shade sould be kept moist and well fed. If these areas of the garden don’t receive at least 3 hours of sunlight during the day then you can consider the option of moving these garden planters out into the sun for that period of time. This will encourage better bloom and greener growth
Choose bright coloured planters for best results. Gardens look great when primary colours are introduced such as yellows and reds. Garden planters are a great way to introduce these colours into your garden

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