Posted: 01/09/2013 at 15:59
I,would not put your hebes or peony back there....they need sun.
Dry shade means hellebores would struggle there....you need to incorporate mushroom compost and plenty of it. Hydrangeas would not like it dry either.
Ferns.....funnily enough Monty has just used ferns for his dry shady area....would be first choice. The silver/red Japanese ferns too.
Sarcoccoca would go there. The yellow varieties of Heucheras would be happy there, appreciating the lack of sun. I would also plant hackonochloa, acorus, Pulmonarias, brunneras, etc.
Clematis nelly moser would like it there as would aucubas. if you could ...again...incorporate generous compost arum Lilly would light up that area. Skimmias ....get a couple for pollination.....and the shrubby winter honeysuckle would be happy there