“Shady plants deserve ambassadors like Susanna: someone who can view a dim corner as an opportunity rather than obstacle.”Â
— Matt Collins, Head Gardener at the Garden Museum
Work with the light, grow plants and flowers, bring dark corners to life.
This handbook will tell you everything you need to know toÂ make the most of shady garden spaces. Whether your whole garden, courtyard or balcony is cast in shade, or you simply have a window box on a shadowy sill,Â ShadeÂ will inspire you to transform the spaceÂ with lush and interesting plantingÂ that looks good (and is beloved by wildlife) all year round. Rather than a gardener’s “problem”, an area of shade canÂ open up a whole new world of plantsÂ to explore, from delicate flowers and interesting foliage, to handsome trees and vibrant bulbs. ShadeÂ includes top tips on tackling all sorts of shady areas, a directory of plants to dip into and pro advice on achieving year-round colour and structure. It’s time toÂ bring those dark corners to life! This title is from theÂ Bloom Gardener’s GuideÂ series, complete and comprehensive gardening handbooks. Bloom is anÂ award-winning independent print magazineÂ for gardeners, plant admirers, nature lovers and outdoor adventurers, and winner of the Garden Publication of the Year at the Garden Media Awards 2021. Other titles in this series include Cut Flowers and Pots. Â