Shady balcony planting
This is my first post and I wonder if anyone can help? I want to plant some pots/troughs on a redundant fire escape that sits on the back wall of my house, over my garden. I want to add some lush, ferny-type planting and other evergreenery to the main platform to disguise its ugliness. The platform is east facing, or, more precisely, NE facing and is right next to the house so gets limited sun. I am relatively confident gardener but I don't know much about ferns, ivies and the like. Research has led me to the Japanese Holly Fern as one possible plant. Does anyone have experience of this plant or have other evergreen suggestions? I am looking for three or four different plants together to create a small, lush green space and hopefully make some visual impact from the ground. Thank you for reading. All the best.