Our gardening expert on shade-tolerant plants
“I told you so”: these plants fall into this category (bear with me). They are not restrained, they are more than rambunctious, and they are capable of being troublesome if you leave them to dictate their own party. However, they will thrive in those areas in which more gentle sorts will wither away. They are useful: they like to spread, blanketing the soil and covering up tricky spots, taking on any weeds in their wake, and even feeding neighbouring plants. But at some point, you will have to take them on, so for that future point, I did tell you so.