A Tapestry of Shade-Loving Plants

The planting below takes up approximately one square metre (ten square feet) of space. It is just one part of three raised beds in my woodland garden at the front of my house. It contains a number of shade loving plants that provide a continuously changing tapestry of interest throughout the year. The slideshow below shows you what each of the plants is and its season of interest.

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First melon of the summer

Charentais melon.

This was the first melon we had from the greenhouse in August 2009. It was exceptionally sweet and perfumed – absolutely delicious. So much better than shop bought ones. Over the next five weeks we had a total of 8 or 9 melons from three vines.

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