Plants for sun and shade

Just like people, some plants love sun while others flourish in cooler, shadier conditions. Most gardens have a combination of sunny spots and shady corners, so choose your plants carefully to make the most of the different areas in your garden. Many sun-loving plants have thick, silvery coloured leaves with hairs to reduce water loss. Numerous flowers are well suited to a dry, sunny site, giving you the opportunity to create all kinds of dazzling displays. And don’t forget to select a few varieties that release scent for those warm summer evenings. Similarly, you shouldn’t be daunted by shade – it provides a wonderful opportunity to grow many marvellous plants.

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