Right Plant For The Right Place

Right Plant For The Right Place

We have put together different aspects of the garden and come up with a mixture of shrubs and perennials to give you some creative ideas. 

Plants Suitable For Heavy Shade - you can still have beautiful flowers and borders even in a shadey garden.

Aucuba
Camellia Japonica
Elaeagnus
Euonymus
Ilex
Leucothoe
Ligustrum
Mahonia
Rhododendron
Sarcococca
Skimmia
Anemone
Astrantia
Bergenia
Epimedium
Helleborus

Plants Suitable for North and East facing Walls - you always think of cold, shadey borders when you see north and east facing but with our suggestions you will finally see some colour

Ajuga
Berberis
Camellias (North walls only)
Chaenomeles
Choisya
Euonymus
Garrya
Mahonia
Photinia
Digitalis
Hosta
Akebia

Plants Suitable for Cold Exposed Areas - these tend to be the gardens that don't have any hedges or walls to protect the garden and also costal gardens as well


Armeria
Aubretia
Centaurea
Betula
Crataegus
Cotinus
Elaeagnus
Kalmia
Mahonia
Pachysandra
Philadelphus
Rhododendron
Cryptomeria
Ginkgo
Picea
Taxus
Thuja
Tsuga

Plants Suitable for Industrial Areas - this selection of plants are suitable for the built up areas that have quite a bit smog

Aucuba
Aesculus
Amelanchier
Azaleas (decidious)
Berberis
Carpinus
Camellia
Chaenomeles
Cytisus
Escallonia
Euonymus
Philadelphus
Rhododendron
Viburnum

Plants Suitable for Clay Soils (neutral to slight acidic) - these tend to be quite hard to did and plant in and can also hold water

Aucuba
Abies
Berberis
Carpinus
Choisya
Corylus
Forsythia
Hamamelis
Juniperus
Magnolia
Rhododendron
Viburnum
Aster
Aquilegia
Hemerocalis
Peony
Rudbeckia
Aconitum
Aruncus
Delphinium

Plants Suitable for Dry Acidic Soils - this is where the soil tends to be dry as it can't hold any moisture and is rich and acidic (normally where rhododendrons and conifers live)

Betula
Berberis
Cercis
Cistus
Cotoneaster
Hibiscus
Juniperus
Lonicera
Pinus
Lilium
Thalictrum
Meconopsis

Plants Suitable for Shallow Soil Over Chalk - not much room for plants with roots that go quite deep

Aucuba
Berberis
Buxus
Carpinus
Ceanothus
Cistus
Cotoneaster
Euonymus
Fagus
Forsythia
Laurus
Philadelphus
Potentilla
Sarcococca
Vinca
Weigelia
Yucca

Plants Tolerant of Both Extreme Acidity and Alkalinity - a good all rounder that can take both types of soil

Crataegus
Fagus
Ligustrum
Taxus

Plants Suitable for Damp Sites - this is where the soil really holds the water and can sometimes sit slightly wet

Amelanchier
Cornus
Phyllostachys
Pseudosasa
Sambucus
Salix
Taxodium
Metasequoia

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