If you need color in your shady woodland garden consider planting Japanese kerria, either as an accent or as a massed shrub border.
Mahonias are robust, small shrubs that combine well with other evergreens such as conifers and hollies.
Here are some perennial ideas that will add bright touches of color to your shade garden.
Learn about how to best assess your gardens for Spring on this edition of Focus On Flowers.
Spring has arrived and while there is a light film of green on many shrubs and trees, yellow, demands our attention, as the Forsythia blooms.