Choosing Plants For Tricky Spots

When buying plants for the garden it’s tempting to just grab what looks good at the time. This sometimes works out, but if you’re after a plant for a difficult situation – such as heavy or boggy soil, salt spray and wind, or heavy shade – it’s worth doing a bit more research before making your purchase. A chapter in the latest (44th) edition of Yates Garden Guide, with the apt title Plants for Special Conditions, provides some tried-and-true suggestions for those tricky spots. Examples are:

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