Just wondered if anyone could help me with a solution for an evergreen shrub to mask the back of a garden fence which is over shadowed by a huge tree. Basically the back of the garden faces West looking towards the house and at the moment when you look from the house to the garden all you see is the back of the fence and I would like to mask it. The ground is clay and very dry as it is overshadowed, but does get light and sun in the evening so is not in shade. But as bone dry. Being trying to work out a solution for this as I would like to build decking there and then put other shrubs around. would a Aucuba Japonica or a pyracantha or some kind of hedging plant survive there if I mixed in loads of muck to give it a start. Your thoughts would be appreciated.