I have a terraced house with a north facing garden. The house and garden are both L-shapes and I am looking to do up the part of the garden which is by the side of the house. At the moment it has a path down the middle with slate and gravel on either side so I want to use pots for growing plants, probably just on one side at the moment as I want to put a waterbutt on the other side.
The problem I have is that part of this area gets no direct sun at all and none of my garden gets much sun from November to March. I have a helleboros Niger that states it likes shade, would this still flower in complete shade as it will get no sun in the winter? I would also like to grow a climbing plant but can not think of anything that would tolerate the shade as I don't fancy growing ivy as it can damage walls, any ideas? Are there any flowers that would tolerate complete shade?