Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:19
The two in the centre work well for me in a similar position, dry soil under a border of conifers. I cut the conifer branches at the back to allow rain and light in but it's still very dry. I know these as lamina, but Google doesn't so not surecabout their real name. (FB might help as they started life in her garden). Lovely little flowers too. ignore the forgetmenots, they've only gone in this yearso not sure how they will fare, berginia struggles and hasn't flowered.
Ive also found pulmonaria works well, as do dandelions it seems , the helebore has done ok but not sure it's meant to like these conditions.
Further forward I have geraniums, there are several varieties which may be ok for dry shade.
I have anothre spot where I'm waiting to see if 'lords and ladies' will survive, thought I'd lost them (only planted last year) but just seen some coming back now. Same with ferns.
If you find the perfect plant let me know.