Dry Dirt, Dense Shade, Steep Bank
OK--18 years ago, I ripped out the deep green hostas (the old reliables), most of the lily of the valley and wild autumn asters--from this steep bank in my backyard. The
canopy is three layers deep-top with 80 foot big oak trees, then some smaller maple seedlings, then rhododendron and azalea combinations.
Now, the hill--which is mostly dry dirt has been slowly eroding and I need to plant some stuff which will hold it inplace.
Should I go back to the old reliable hostas, etc.? Should I find some kind of netting which I can anchor down to prevent the dirt from washing away?
Any advice here would be muchly appreciated.