Hi, I have a problem area in my garden, it is at the bottom of the garden, in shade most of the time. There is also a well established Walnut tree growing there. My problem is that nothing seems to gro there very well, except for weeds (geranium type and some sort of creeping low ground level sticky weed), most things I have tried to grow there fail or get eaten by wild rabits. However I have two Heucherras which grow wuite well (though looking sorry for themselves at the moments after the snow) and I have five more in pots waiting to be strong enought to plant out.
Does anyone have any suggestions for what I could grow in this shady spot. The soil is not the best and someone in the past seems to have dumped coal into it (unless I have my own seam in the garden) so it may help to improve it with some compost or organic fertiliser. I do plan to put my five new Heucheras in there too in a landscaped pattern with some raised higher than the others. I am also trying to grow to Japanese Maples however they're little more than twigs at the moment and another favorite of the rabits (they're surrounded by pots at the moment to keep them away) and I have new Winter Jasmine plants growing up a trellis on the back fence (if the nettles in the adjacent field allow them).
If anyone has any suggestions of how to beautify this shady area please let me know. I can put a couple of pictures up if it helps.