gravel into woodland glade?
hi everyone! First post so hopefully it makes sense and posted in the right place
i have a pretty large garen, and I'm new to gardening but really want to create something beautiful (and low maintaince - if that's possible!) it's not the easiest to work (sloping, clay/ poor draining - lots of weeds and old trees)
But I do have a decent sized shaded / graveled area, under dome trees which I would class as dry shade. One half gets good light for a portion of the day, the other is dappled sunlight.
at the moment its a bit of a dumping ground as we clear the rest of the garden, but I'm hoping to get some on advice on how (and if it's worth) lifting the gravel / cloth and planting things like ferns / snowdrops? I'd love this to have year round interest and doesn't require much mowing but not sure where to start and what plants would thrive.
Not sure if this is to many things on a wishlist for a novice but any help and advice is greatly appreciated! thank you!