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You may have found that as the garden has matured there are areas that were once in full sun are now in shade and plants are not looking as good as they once did. Take this change as an opportunity to grow a selection of different plants.

Shade in a garden is an asset and there are plants that will thrive in shady positions in the garden. Many garden owners give up attempting to grow plants in shaded areas because they either become weak and stretched, stay at the same size they were when planted and refuse to flower.

Most failures are the result of improper plant selection, selecting sun loving plants for shady positions. The first indicator the area may be too shady for the plants selected is when plants develop a lean towards the light source.

Tips for picking plants for different types of shade.

There are many varieties of shade loving plants available to plant and the first step in establishing a shaded garden is to identify the type of shade.

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