Cottage garden border strip
I am planning to remove a 1/2 metre strip of grass all the way up to the tree (photo below) and plant some perennial shrubs and flowers to get the cottage garden look. Half of the strip is in full shade all day and half part shade. I plan to lay bark to stop the grass and weeds from growing.
I am potentially looking at poppies, delphiniums, lupins etc. and then a few shrubs that can be dotted in between.
Any ideas for shrubs/flowers in shade for this section and comments and advice will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance!