Posted: 01/01/2015 at 11:47
It's always a good idea to study what does well in neighbouring gardens with similar conditions. Most plants can put up with some shade, and are you limiting yourself to shrubs or are you going to grow herbaceous perennials (die back each winter and pop up again in spring).
Your local garden centres may have a section for shade lovers too, so you can do your research there. Have a look in their books section while you are there.It's always useful to have your own reference books.