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Fuchsias plus the heucheras perhaps.
Colour schemes are a matter of personal choice Darren,Perhaps use your Mums favourite colour as a starting point,Some people choose to have just one or two colours others go for a more relaxed cottage style of planting,
Ferns do well in the shaded areas ,you could also try some grasses . Perhaps ,lavender and maybe put in some bulbs for spring colour..
Hey Darren, Roses need full sun to reach there full potential but lots of shrubs will tolerate partial shade. It will possibly be poor dry soil? If a mature cherry tree and another tree are growing there. I would steer clear of lavenders and roses if you are sure its partial shade, they wont thrive. I grow lots of Heuchera's so would definitely advocate them. Some ferns and foxgloves like dryish partial shade.
Definitetly dig in plenty of compost if it is really dry soil. Not alot of plants like full shade so consider raising the canopy on one or both of the trees or just remove any branchs that would allow more light to the area you want to plant up and that dont spoil the overall shape of the tree. Watch where the sun goes throughout the day and see if you can get more sunlight where you want it
Darren tpo orders can vary you beat bet is to contact the council they will be able to advise you you can cut fanged branches that may cause any potential damage to your property
Oh and how about some hellebores they look great with heuchera as well as providing a stunning spring display
Darren,,if ??ou can dig in some compost, etc consider hellebores. They flower from early in the year to mid spring.
Ok,,not flowerimg, but hackonochloa would look good there I'd not too dry. It's a,handsome erect then cascading yellow grass with hints of orange and red.
If dogwoods,grow well there the chances are that the soil is reasonably moist...?
There are lots of plamts I,could suggest but can you say if the soil is good or,poor. Dry or moist?
If the soil is very dry it is not ideal for a Cornus as they thrive in damper soil.
A combination of plants already suggested would do very well. Hellebores, Jap. Anenomes, Heuchera and ferns would provide colour [ both flowers and leaves ] for most of the year.
Darren, What do you mean growing ontop of a wall? Is there a raised wall with soil in the cavity? I cant think of a shrub that will cascade over the sides But if that area gets plenty of sun Aubretia would cascade over the sides of the wall, we have had great success with cerastium (snow in summer) It covered our entire rockery and I have to hack it back each summer after flowering.
Darren, aubretia is a low cascading perennial. Flowers in spring. However, check out helianthemums......rock or sun roses. They are evergreen, flower for much of,the summer in colours from white to red to yellow, etc. my favourites are the Wisley varieties ...wisley pink and wisley primrose both having lovely greyish foliage.
In such a wall, ??ou can grow all manner of things. Alyssum is a lovely yellow cascading plant that will set off purple aubretia. Arabis is a white or pink....prefer the white.....cascading plant,
Sorry Dean......please Darren DONT grow cerastium. It is a thug that seeds EVERYWHERE. I know some people like it but it will overwhelm your garden.
I have a couple of walls filled with aubretia, alyssum, Helianthemums, mesembryanthemums, Arabis, osteospermums, all cascading down the low walls. Lovely in spring and summer. You,will have a riot of colour.
All great suggestions Verdun. I have found alot of rock roses in my garden get damaged by the frost and can have die back, they are lovely though. With regard to Cerastiums, our Cerastium matt has never sown any seed at all, It grows outwards sure and I use my shears to trim it back to the edge of the path, I never trim the top of the plant and it never produces any seed pods where the flowers were. I wouldn't go as far as to use the word thug when describing it, It looks beautiful cascading over a wall smothered in white flowers in early summer. If it does self seed, free plants to give away or plant elsewhere!