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Old 05-04-2003, 07:33 AM
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What do you do with that 1.5-metre-wide dead spot down the side of your house?
Mine runs N-S (ie, gets little direct sunlight). The gap is fenced near the
front of the house, so it's a dead end. The two windows in that wall need
shading. I have thought of putting in a fern garden with a seat at the end,
perhaps with some trees.

If you have a garden down the side of your house, what did you do and why?

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Chookie wrote:
What do you do with that 1.5-metre-wide dead spot down the side of
your house? Mine runs N-S (ie, gets little direct sunlight). The gap
is fenced near the front of the house, so it's a dead end. The two
windows in that wall need shading. I have thought of putting in a
fern garden with a seat at the end, perhaps with some trees.

If you have a garden down the side of your house, what did you do and
why?


I love the look of pebbles in spots like you describe. pebble the whole
area, just plant a few ferns & native violets, clivias are also good in
this sort of situation, imaptiens can brighten the area up. You can also
put more sun loving plants in pots & I place them around for a few weeks,
them move them out into a sunny area for a few weeks & back again etc.

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Thu, 07 Nov 2002 21:07:47 +1100, Chookie said (and I quote):

If you have a garden down the side of your house, what did you do and why?


Hydrangeas and acanthus. They love shade.

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Chookie wrote:

What do you do with that 1.5-metre-wide dead spot down the side of your house?
Mine runs N-S (ie, gets little direct sunlight). The gap is fenced near the
front of the house, so it's a dead end. The two windows in that wall need
shading. I have thought of putting in a fern garden with a seat at the end,
perhaps with some trees.

If you have a garden down the side of your house, what did you do and why?

--
Chookie -- Sydney, Australia


Well, my Mum had gobs and gobs of Calla Lilies down her side lane and I
decided that was not for me!

I've got some shade-loving Camellias with nice carpeting violets beneath
them. I collect violets, so there are a few varieties and the smell is
glorious when you walk down that side of the house. Only problem is, we
get a black snake (name of Snidely) coming to visit from time to time
and he likes lurking in the violets! Puts the wind up my husband, who
isn't fond of snakes ;-

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Dear Chookie, I'd think about putting in some Clivea miniata as they are
shade lovers and have either beautiful yellow or orange flowers, plus I'd
think about Archocontophoenix alexandrae (Alexander Palm) or
Archocontophoenix cunninghamiana (Bangalow Palm). Plant the Cliveas around
the base of them.

You could also put in Asplenium australasicum (Birds Nest Fern) This would
keep your tropical theme happening.

Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum (Bedding Begonia) best flowering in dappled
shade or morning sun will tolerate more shade but with slower growth and
less flowers. Varieties available Camellia double pink flowers with dark
mahogany foliage, Twinkle double pink foliage with bronze green foliage,
plus many more reds, white, and pinks mainly.

Camellia reticulata tolerates filtered shade positions well. Hope this is a
few ideas. Heather.

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What do you do with that 1.5-metre-wide dead spot down the side of your

house?
Mine runs N-S (ie, gets little direct sunlight). The gap is fenced near

the
front of the house, so it's a dead end. The two windows in that wall need
shading. I have thought of putting in a fern garden with a seat at the

end,
perhaps with some trees.

If you have a garden down the side of your house, what did you do and why?

--
Chookie -- Sydney, Australia
(Replace "foulspambegone" with "optushome" to reply)

I don't regard myself as a fanatic. I just have handy milk dispensers.
-- Lee, misc.kids





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On Thu, 07 Nov 2002 21:07:47 +1100, Chookie
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What do you do with that 1.5-metre-wide dead spot down the side of your house?
Mine runs N-S (ie, gets little direct sunlight). The gap is fenced near the
front of the house, so it's a dead end. The two windows in that wall need
shading. I have thought of putting in a fern garden with a seat at the end,
perhaps with some trees.

If you have a garden down the side of your house, what did you do and why?


I have four nice ferns, a thick layer of wood chip mulch, and a set of
sprinklers. It looks nice and maintains itself nicely, with very
little attention from me. It is pretty narrow though, and a bit of a
squeeze to get through, but I like the rainforest feel it has.




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