Posted: 24/08/2015 at 09:18
Welcome debbie digs
can you post a picture?
How shallow is your soil?
jasmine is nice........scented summer flowers and often semi evergreen. Easily pruned. A vigorous climber but again easily pruned is solanum alba......white flowers over the summer
what sort of ground cover? Heathers, esp winter flowering with coloured foliage, are great for ground cover in dryish conditions. Evergreen. Green, yellow, orange, dark foliage...something to look good all year round