competition for ground ivy
I have a large area at the bottom of my garden that consists of 4 large oaks and a load of ground ivy. It's wild and unkempt and at the back we have brambles and nettles. I'm quite happy to leave it generally wild, but there are large open areas that are just covered with ivy. I would like to plant something in there that would give the ivy a run for its money. I don't particularly want to kill it, or dig it all up but would like something slightly thuggish that would hold it's own and spread. Hopefully something to brighten up the area a bit. It's semi shade and has open areas to the south west and north which let in some good light. The soil is poorish due to the established oaks. I was thinking of something like japanese anenomes or shasta daisies. Does anyone have any ideas?