I have now adopted a two pronged strategy:
- raise the garden bed, with the raised bed away from the northern fence
- place a mirror to add light.
Here are photos taken at 7.40am on 18 June, almost the winter solstice, shortest day.
|yes, there are tree shadows too|
|Sun on mirror, beginning to sweep over raised bed|
(will continue to left in photo above, right in photo below as sun moves).
Old lace curtain (or net) may be used for blackbird and bowerbird problems.
Blackbirds are interested in macro-life (worms etc) in soil more than plants.
Bowerbirds can destroy winter leafy gardens very quickly.