North East facing border by house
I have a long strip of "Border" between my house and the gravel drive It's NE facing so gets very early morning sun in the summer but nothing past around 8am and it gets nothing in the evening as the barn shades it from that side. the borders around 1m wide and very dry being under the eaves of the house, the soil is sandy and alkaline. it was covered in ivy which was invading the house so that had to go. There are some plants there now and they seem to be very happy there is a budliea bush (purple), a hydranga (horrific pink), some asarabacca as ground cover, and a couple of self seeded honesty (purple). I tried hollyhocks but we got a full on gale in July here and it blew all their leaves off, so I had long tall (leaning) stalks with flowers perched on the top, not a good look.
What very low maintenance bushes/plants could I add to the mix? the border is nearly 20m long and the 2 bushes are not taking up much of it! The windows are around 1.5 meters up sonothing that gets much over that. (I don't mind pruning it once or twice a year)
Here's the corner of the area when we were clearing it out. all that ivy in those heaps came off the bit of wall they are next to!