Shady and dappled light areas like this one can be tricky, so in this video Chloe shows you how to plant out a colourful shade garden in her simply shady garden makeover.

Make sure you look for plants that are suitable for shady conditions. And for added depth and dimensions use plants with different heights and stagger their plantings.

Plants Chloe used in this makeover are all from the PGA Nursery range – find them in the dark purple pots at Bunnings and your local nursery. Hydrangea ‘Diamond Rouge’ is an absolute stunner! The big showy blooms emerge white in early summer, then change to gorgeous shades of pink and red in autumn. It’s a compact and hardy little gem that will also grow in full sun.

Lorepetalum ‘Plum Gorgeous’ has statement deep purple foliage that will shine! And just wait for spring and autumn when it’s flushed with vibrant raspberry flowers. For some contrast and more foliage interest add some Brunnera ‘Silver Heart’ this stunner looks great all year round and produces clusters of cobalt blue flowers in early spring. Lamium ‘Snow n Frost’ – is a great low growing ground cover with dainty white flowers appear in late spring and continue right through until autumn.

Don’t forget to mulch the area well and pop in a serene statue like the Standing Princess from Northcote Pottery.

So with a pretty palette of plants and the right finishing touches you CAN bring some life and colour into a shady corner of your garden!