Helleborus × hybridus (Lenten rose) is a semi-evergreen perennial. Thrives in neutral to alkaline soils that are moist, fertile and humus-rich. Partial shade is ideal but can tolerate full sun. Provide shelter from strong, cold winds. Mulch annually in autumn. Hardy H4 uk.
profile of soil; soil is everything. Whenever I put other peoples kitchen scraps into the garden I feel Im gaining a bit. If I see organic produce being wasted into the bin (landfill 6 feet under the ground) I feel that we have just ripped of the earth a bit
The native wood spurge, very tough evergreen Euphorbia for any shady conditions including the dry soils right under trees. Green leaves and yellow flowers in Summer. Useful addition to the woodland border.
Water features do not have to be massive in size. One like this usually has a water reserve like a 5 gallon bucket placed under the ground with a recycle pump. The rocks cover the reservoir and allow the water to flow back to the pump.