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If the depth of the bed is only 6 or 7 inches, that will restrict what you can grow in terms of evergreen and deciduous shrubs - these would normally root down past the raised bed into the soil below. Otherwise, it depends what you want to achieve really - 4 x 4 is a pretty small area and will easily be filled by a few plants. You might decide you'd like ...


First, I'm assuming that you're in a temperate, not tropical or Mediterranean, climate. If I'm wrong, then not all of my suggestions will work for you. You're out of luck in terms of vegetables, but you have many other possibilities with flowers. Any shade-loving annual would work fine, as long as you water them when necessary; a little organic mulch would ...

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