I think fruit would need more than a bit of sun?
The smaller and much prettier than the common orange one, yellow-gold flowering Crocosmia?
Weed barrier, gravel mulch, and containers. Swap out for seasonal appeal.
Potted bulbs for Spring - hyacinths fragrant & attractive to bees. Combination of lettuces - red leaf especially pretty with violas (small pansies)
If 6 hours direct sun in summer can grow most anything. Otherwise mostly foliage.
Autumn - chrysanthemums already in bloom will hold for several weeks. Companion pots of ornamental kale (frillier than ornamental cabbages) is appropriate colors - purple-y pink with wine coloured (see, I can spell in British!) orn. kale.
Winter - cut evergreen branches, deciduous berried holly branches, red twig dogwood branches, perhaps even a few christmas tree ornaments - the round shiny ones
||Edible or not? I'd probably cover with sweet woodruff, periwinkle and bulbs (snowdrops, bluebells and maybe some daffs) I have known mint grow well against walls, and it does smell lovely (if it can't get out)|
||Geranium macrorrhizum is good in that sort of situation. Comes in different shades of pink, depending on the cultivar, and the leaves have a nice spicy scent when crushed. Very easy to grow and pretty with it plus bees like the simple flowers. Makes good ground cover too.|
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||Wild garlic likes shady places and where it can't get out is a good idea. We have found that reducing the shade tends to do for it a bit, but otherwise it is very dominant.|