Posted: 22/02/2014 at 20:35
I would plant hydrangea there. Test your soil first to see if it's acid or alkaline. A blue hydrangea if it's acid soil and a red variety if it's alkaline.
The soil test....PH test....is very important. Let us know what it is and then we can suggest plamts.
However, perennials like astrantia, astilbe, rudbekia, Heuchera, hellebore, erc etc. will grow well there giving colour from winter to summer.
Taller shrubs like mahonia, viburnum, even varieties of holly will do well there. Smaller shrubs like potentilla, daphne, euonymous etc too are worth considering