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Q.What can I plant in a shady corner in poor soil?

Zone Beverley East Yorks | Anonymous added on August 11, 2020 | Answered

This is a very sheltered corner of the garden under some high trees. The ground surface is poor for planting due to tree roots.

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Answered on August 11, 2020

The best thing you can put under your trees is mulch. Digging around under a tree can harm the tree's surface roots. Not only that but you add plants that will compete with the tree for nutrition and water.

A perennial groundcover for shade would work best because you don't need to replant each year. Ajuga, periwinkle, hostas and liriope are possibilities.




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