Shade and dry loving plants
We have a fairly large tree near to the house that we love, as do the birds. Around its base, there is a good amount of sandy soil which we've now cleared of the brambles that were there. Having done that, I would now like to plant something there but, especially during summer, no direct sunshine gets to that soil and very little water. The tree is very thick with leaves (we thought it was a false acacia but, now it's in leaf, it's obvious it isn't that), and even the mint I've put in there temporarily isn't that chuffed to be there. Any recommendations for something suitable I can put there? All advice warmly welcomed!