Shrubs and vines for north side of 6ft. fence
The area I want to plant is about 10ft. long by 3ft., but is mostly in damp shade.
I had planted four "Moonlight" climbing hydrangeas three years ago, when we moved into this new little house, hoping they would fill in the whole area along the fence,but despite trying to support them by various means, they just were not able to grab onto the wooden fence and climb. I have left two of them in, at each end of the bed, one is in a corner and may be able to climb a little in the next year or two, then maybe take off, but I'm not very hopeful. The other two I have put against a back wall.
At our last house, I had climbing hydrangea "Petiolaris" growing up quite easily against a brick wall in quite a bit of shade. Maybe this variety can climb up a wooden fence more easily than the "Moonlight"?
I have a lacecap hydrangea "Blueird" which is doing reasonably well, and I planted vinca as a ground cover last year, which is still just straggly.
Could anyone suggest suitable shrubs, evergreens, or vines, hopefully with some height, that would cheer up this dreary border!
Apologies for this long-winded post!