Posted: 14/03/2014 at 09:34
The climbing hydrangea will love it there. Not sure how much room you have but there are loads of plants which will be happy there. Gaultheria ( was Pernettya) evergreen and lovey berries in white or pale pink. Polemonium (Jacob's ladder) blue or white flowering perennial, Dicentra (Bleeding Heart) pink or white flowering perennial, Astrantia- lots pink shades and also white flowering perennial, Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal) white flowering arching stems, perennial. Japanese Anemones - pink or white flowering perennial for later in the year. Hydrangeas - all sorts and colours - pink, blue and white flowering. The pink and blueones are often determined by different soil ph so you might want to check that, but the white ones are best for lighting up a shady corner. For evergreens, Fatsia japonoica has big architectural leaves, and I have just planted an Osmanthus on a north facing bed which is growing well. It has small white scented flowers so I'm looking forward to those!
Loads of low growing stuff will be happy there too. Primulas, the prostrate Gaultheria, Tiarellas, and lots of bulbs like wood anemones (Anemone nemerosa) and snowdrops.