Front of the house, shade
Good evening everyone,
i have convinced Mr to do a bit of work around the front door to make it better... I am going to a flower show this weekend and it would be much better if I went with a plan (doesn't mean i can't buy extras, right? ????)
right side is 3,5m x 0,9m; left, same thing but tapering to the corner of the house. North-ish facing, sunlight late afternoon in summer but the gloomy corner never gets any.
I already have 3 small box and 2 holly that I've been training as standard with a head (can't call them lollipop yet...).
I'd like some blue and white flowers, say snowdrops, white daffs, violets, foxgloves, aquilegias, maybe hardy geraniums and japanese anemones, a few ferns/heucheras thingies.
does it sound like it could work?
Could i plant anything up the drainpipe on the left? (it would have to be thornless and not to stick out too much)
Any ideas about the gloomy corner? I'd love a rose, some branches could be trained on the sunnier side further right but would it grow on the shady side too? Anything else that would stay under 2,5m And be happier?
I feel like the right side needs a bigger shrubby thing about 1m. I've seen Euonymus emerald gaiety under the window of a neighbour and it looks nice, or hydrangea? Or something else?
As you can see I'm out of my depth here... Sorry... I know what kind of look I'm after (cottagey with a bit of structure for winter), just not the plants that would fit in (and google and books will never replace experience!)
thanks in advance for your suggestions