Posted: 19/06/2015 at 17:16
Choisya ternata Sundance enjoys such a position. It is an evergreen shrub with sunny golden foliage and, when happy, produces white, orange scented blossoms.
Hardy fuchsias would give you more colour and can be upright or trailing. They may need some protection in cold winters but you can take cuttings to make sure you have some for the following year.
Many hostas would love it and I would go for the impressive large leaved ones like Sum and Substance (golden) or Big Daddy (glaucous blue) or Dream weaver (variegated). They will flower in July/August and die down for winter but could be underplanted with daffs for a spring display and have violas or pansies for late autumn and winter colour.