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Small garden facing north some ideas for nice colour throughout the year, also has red brick wall around garden -- two side entrances with doors to back garden. abc345, Longford, Co Longford Posted: 14/11/2009

 

A north-facing garden is likely to have a considerable degree of shade, and shade reduces flowering. But you can use colourful leaves to give evergreenery and some yellow-splashed leaves. There are shrubs that flower in shade, such as mahonia, viburnum and camellia on acidic soil.

Flowers that cope with shade include hostas, astilbes, epimediums and foxgloves.

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