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Martina O. from Cork
22-01-2022
Plants were in excellent condition when they arrived. From ordering to delivery was excellent. Looking forward to watching the vines grow and hopefully we will enjoy the grapes in the near future.
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Wayne B. from Waterford
19-01-2022
Plant arrived on time and in tip top condition, will not hesitate to order again.
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Ciara O. from Leixlip
16-01-2022
Excellent range of plants. Good delivery service. Details of plants and how to care for them always included.
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  1. Astilbe arendsii 'Fiery Red' los
    Astilbe arendsii Fiery Red
    Special Price €2.05 Regular Price €2.75
    Stock 100+
    Carpet Astilbe arendsii Fiery Red is ideal for shady, moist areas in your garden and thrives with the minimum of work Learn More
  2. Astilbe arendsii Pink
    Astilbe arendsii Pink
    Special Price €2.45 Regular Price €3.25
    Stock 100+
    This vibrant pink Astilbe will add drama to dull areas of the garden. Learn More
  3. Liriope muscari Royal Purple P9-L
    Liriope muscari Royal Purple
    €5.95
    Stock 36
    Perfect for parts of the garden where little else will grow this versatile clump forming plant is excellent for groundcover or it can be grown as a... Learn More
  4. Brunnera macrophylla  9 cm pot
    Brunnera macrophylla
    €5.50
    Stock 38
    Brunnera macrophylla or forget-me-not is often used as a foliage plant and ground cover in partial shade or shade. The leaves of Brunnera... Learn More
  5. Hosta Sunset Grooves  Bare root
    Hosta Sunset Grooves
    Special Price €4.00 Regular Price €4.50
    Stock 63
    Hosta Sunset Grooves is a small variety growing to maximum 60cm tall. It has round leaves with wide dark green margins and yellow-green centres,... Learn More
  6. Astilbe arendsi Amethyst
    Astilbe arendsi Amethyst
    €4.50
    Stock 61
    Astilbe Amethyst is a lovely Astilbe blooming with large flowers on strong stems. They like a moist location and do well along a pond. Learn More
  7. Brunnera macrophylla Variegata
    Brunnera macrophylla Variegata
    Special Price €4.90 Regular Price €6.50
    Stock 100+
    Brunnera macrophylla 'Variegata' produces highly decorative heart shaped, variegated foliage in spring followed by sky blue forget-me-not like... Learn More
  8. Hosta Broadway Bare root
    Hosta Broadway
    €5.50
    Stock 100+
    Hosta Broadway is a medium to large sized hosta with striking foliage that develops lavender colored flowers midsummer. Hosta plants are versatile-... Learn More
  9. Hosta Albomarginata 9 cm
    Hosta Albomarginata
    €4.95
    Stock 43
    Hosta Albomarginata is a compact variety with perfect pointed, rich green leaves edged in creamy-white margins. In summer pretty pale blue flowers... Learn More
  10. Hosta Tokudama Flavocircinalis  Bare root
    Hosta Tokudama Flavocircinalis Bare roo
    €3.25
    Stock 100+
    Hosta Tokudama Flavocircinalis has interesting puckered leaves of blue-green colour with irregular margins of yellow-green. An attractive plant for... Learn More
  11. Aconitum arendsii Los
    Aconitum carmichaelii arendsii x 3
    €2.95
    Stock 100+
    Aconitum carmichaelii arendsii is an old-fashioned hardy border plant and great for planting under shrubs. It has a very special relationship with... Learn More
  12. Epimedium pubigerum 9 cm
    Epimedium pubigerum
    €4.95
    Stock 15
    Epimedium pubigerum is a charming clump forming evergreen perennial producing sprays of small creamy flowers with pale pink outer petals which... Learn More
  13. Hosta Blue Mouse Ears 9 cm
    Hosta Blue Mouse Ears
    €5.95
    Stock 22
    Hosta Blue Mouse Ears produces smooth, neat, blue-green leaves with a dull surface, the foliage is topped in midsummer by bell-shaped pale purple... Learn More
  14. Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans' 9 cm
    Hosta sieboldiana Elegans
    €5.50
    Stock 41
    'Giant Silver Leafed Hosta' Sieboldi Elegans is the most attractive of all Hostas. It has beautiful intense silver-blue-green foliage and prominent... Learn More
  15. Hosta August Moon 9 cm
    Hosta August Moon
    €4.95
    Only 10 left
    Hosta August Moon is a must to add to your hosta collection this year. In mid-summer it produces heart-shaped, cupped, pale green leaves sometimes... Learn More
  16. Lamium Orvala 9 cm pot
    Lamium Orvala 9 cm pot
    €4.50
    Stock 12
    Lamium orvala is a perennial and occurs naturally around the middle of southern Europe and Balkans, Lamium orvala likes well-drained soil in a... Learn More
  17. Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd Bare root
    Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd
    Special Price €2.05 Regular Price €2.75
    Stock 100+
    The Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd has round blue-grey puckered leaves. This plant has beautiful white flowers from July to August and grows best in... Learn More
  18. Hosta Magic Island Bare root
    Hosta Magic Island
    €5.50
    Stock 100+
    Hosta Magic Island is an attractive member of the Hosta family. It has grey-blue leaves with a centre that starts creamy-white and progresses to a... Learn More
  19. Hosta Mix coll.
    Plantain Lily Hosta Collection x 6
    Special Price €8.95 Regular Price €11.95
    Stock 100+
    A high quality selection of Hostas great for border, in large tubs or in shady spots where nothing else will grow. Learn More
  20. Liriope muscari Big Blue P9-L
    Liriope muscari Big Blue
    €6.50
    Stock 25
    Liriope muscari Big Blue provides year round interest with it's highly attractive glossy, dark green, arching grass-like foliage and autumn flowers. Learn More
  21. Hosta 'First Frost'
    PlantainLily, Hosta First Frost
    €2.75
    Stock 100+
    One of the last varieties to die back in late autumn hence the name 'First Frosts', this new variety has blue grey foliage with broad, irregular... Learn More
  22. Astilbe arendsii Erika
    Astilbe arendsii Erika
    €4.50
    Stock 48
    Astilbe Erika is a lovely Astilbe blooming with large pink flowers on strong stems. They like a moist location and do well along a pond. Learn More
  23. Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' 9 cm pot
    Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' 9 cm p
    €7.50
    Only 7 left
    Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' is a deciduous garden plant that eventually grows to about 40 cm high and is preferably in partial shade. ... Learn More
  24. Helleborus niger White Christmas Rose P17
    Helleborus niger White 17 cm Pot
    €12.95
    Stock 20
    Brighten dull corners of your garden with this fascinating brilliant white blooming Helleborus niger, they produce curious saucer shaped flowers in... Learn More
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Shade-loving plants are very important to many gardens as they can bring light to darker areas of the garden.

Take for example a variegated Hosta, the radiant foliage will enhance the darker area of the garden and brighten it up.

We all have a bit of shade in the garden, but this shouldn't be seen as a problem as there are so many shade tolerant plants available to brighten even the darkest of areas.

We've put together a list of some of the most popular shade loving plants to help you on your way to a colourful garden. It's good to note how long the area is in the shade for when you are selecting your plants some plants grow in partial shade with just a few hours of sun each day whereas others will grow in almost total shade.

Beautiful shady garden

How to make a beautiful shady garden? With perennials, of course! Many people think that perennials do not grow in the shade. Fortunately, there are many examples of beautiful shady gardens to prove the opposite. The range of perennials in the shade is surprisingly huge.

A shady garden is not necessarily boring, in the cool shade grow the most beautiful plants for shade. They may be less spectacular, but no less beautiful. We speak of shade, when in summer there is less than three hours a day of direct sunlight, or over a long period of time, filtered light shines on the plant. Achieving a successful plantation in a shady garden is not difficult. It is important to consider the amount of shade. In the low light environment of deciduous trees and shrubs or in front of a wall, there is surprisingly a large range of shade plants that can grow.

Taking care of shadow plants

Shade is not usually the biggest problem for shade plants, it is mostly dry soil under trees or walls to the north. If the light is low and there is almost no water, then most shade plants die. Give them more water during dry periods. You also help them by covering them with dead leaves, so the water is better preserved in the soil. Spread each year a layer of compost, wood chips or bark between the shade plants. This produces a little more humus in the soil. Humus acts like a sponge and retains water better.

Excellent 4.5/5

Based on 3.050 reviews
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Martina O. from Cork
22-01-2022
Plants were in excellent condition when they arrived. From ordering to delivery was excellent. Looking forward to watching the vines grow and hopefully we will enjoy the grapes in the near future.
Excellent
star
Wayne B. from Waterford
19-01-2022
Plant arrived on time and in tip top condition, will not hesitate to order again.
Excellent
star
Ciara O. from Leixlip
16-01-2022
Excellent range of plants. Good delivery service. Details of plants and how to care for them always included.
Excellent
star