Garden Shade: Is It Underrated?

There are a few reasons capital-dwellers with gardens come to the best tree surgeon London has to offer. Sometimes a tree can be dangerous, or posing a threat of damage to property, but sometimes it’s just a case of giving the rest of your garden a chance.

Yes, sometimes even a tree you love can have such a negative effect on the rest of your garden, you don’t have much choice but to have it felled. However, some gardeners and horticulturists make the case for shade in a garden as having some positive effects.

With that in mind, this handy guide from The Independent helps you weigh up the pros and cons of shade in your garden, whether its from tree or even a garden shed.

So as for the cons  – certain flowers will never bloom in the shade, zinnias and roses for some. Likewise, shade is no good for vegetables so if you’re hoping to get some seasonal produce from your garden, then big screening trees are a no-go.

When it comes to pros, horticulturist Jenny Rose Carey is all about the benefits of partial shade – after all, shade is a moveable object with the time of day. It can give relief to plants in super hot weather, much like we’ve experienced in the past month, helping them to thrive against the odds.

However, striking the balance is delicate, so that huge canopy tree that’s blocking out all the light to your garden will undoubtedly have to go.