I agree with Roland & Biologist. Duh me … I hadn’t thought of the shade stuff. Definitely go for shade loving plants.
However the size of the things close to the house does bother me.
I guess I can blame 2 x cat 5 cyclones for that.
We were soooooooooo lucky in C. Larry … all our huge trees hit the deck … i.e. landed on the lawn, & left huge dents & craters all over … it was literally sheer LUCK that none of them ended up crashing through the humble abode & injured / killed us.
Big trees are WONDERFUL. I love them … I grow them ….. but I won’t have them near the humble abode …. before C. Larry I was very blaise (sp?)
I’m now aware of how much damage they can do …. & how potentially deadly they can be.