Are those areas that are shaded by foliage or the canopy of established trees. The soil in these areasy full of roots from the established trees and creating gardening beds can be a challenge, but not impossible. Any fertilising such as PowerFeed All Purpose including Natives needs to be as a foliar application to minimise the potential of established roots to rob the nutrients. This is where the installation of a root barrier is worthwhile and particularly when the source of the root competition and shade is from the neighbour’s property. In dry shaded areas dripper irrigation is recommended so water will be delivered directly to the young plant’s roots rather than to the large trees. A wetting agent such as Seasol Super Soil Wetter & Conditioner is crucial in this growing environment.