between a shed and a dark place

at the very back of my back garden i have a 5foot squared area with a shed on 1 side a brick wall on the opposite side and wooden fences on the other 2 sides with just a small path to the side,  there is a large silver birch right in the middle and nothing else seems to grow...   i have been advised to grow a few ferns there but does anyone else have any suggestions for me...   

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  • JontydoggleJontydoggle Posts: 31

    Look out for some woodland plants (I just searched for exactly that) as they'll not mind shade, not much water or competing with a tree for space. I've done this in a shady area under a tree in my garden and put a little bench seat there too and now it's a lovely area to sit

  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    In a shady dry area I have ferns and Lily of the Valley, both seem happy there.

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