I've just cleared a moss and weed infested area (about 1.5m square) in our tiny garden and want to plant something there. It is shaded by a huge ivy growing all over the fence behind it. I was wondering whether a raised bed might be a good idea as we have very heavy clay soil. Alternatively i'd love some bright flowers but not sure they'll grow. Any advice?
A raised bed would be good. As for plants I have pulimonaria, ferns and hellebores in my shady strip. True geraniums are also good- I have four different types. I am also plannig on getting pansies and wallflowers as well. Hope this helps.