Posted: 06/11/2013 at 08:12
Darren,,if ??ou can dig in some compost, etc consider hellebores. They flower from early in the year to mid spring.
Ok,,not flowerimg, but hackonochloa would look good there I'd not too dry. It's a,handsome erect then cascading yellow grass with hints of orange and red.
If dogwoods,grow well there the chances are that the soil is reasonably moist...?
There are lots of plamts I,could suggest but can you say if the soil is good or,poor. Dry or moist?