Posted: 10/06/2017 at 20:34
Glad you're getting so much enjoyment from it GD. Lots of hard work and tension along the way!
If you add plenty of leaf mould or manure after a good watering, or at the end of winter, that will help retain moisture and the sun will be less of an issue. You can then top dress with bark to finish it all off. Most of those plants will be fine with some sun as long as they don't get dried out down below.