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Digitalis purpurea 'Alba'

Digitalis Purpurea ‘Alba’ (white foxgloves). these would look good out the back amongst the hedgey area- white lights up a shady space. Also foxgloves are tough and would be tolerant of the dryness there...

Combination of fern and Astilbe leaf textures, with the soft purple flowers for contrast.

Fennel and Fern » Real gardens: Pettifers. Late summer gorgeousness - must get to Pettifers soon.

Hostas and ferns are best friends in a shady border; you can even plant bulbs among them for spring and fall blooms!

I can do this in my garden. Looks like my lawn and my apple tree. Love it.

Lilies of the Valley in bed or ferns - you can never have too many lily of the valley. They make great ground cover in shaded areas.

The stunning new colourway of Tresco Liberty fabric at

from the Guardian

Garden birds: your Green shoots photographs

The classic image of winter in the country - Robin on a gate-post!

Pettifers has a strong structure that makes it stunning in the winter. When the garden wakes up in late winter, it brings aconites and snowdrops, then hellebores. Shortly after, the meadow of snake’s-head fritillaries stretches out, followed by tulips // Great Gardens & Ideas //