Garden planting for this difficult space near a big oak tree
It's a difficult small garden. There is a big oak tree which overshadows most of that space.
I believe good plants have been selected and it will make it look much more presentable and enjoyable. Here's some photos of what it looked like before:
Raised beds did not impress, plants near the fence ( scotch broom, holly, rose ) did not thrive.
I have planted camelias in between 2 shrubs ( fatsia japonica, choicia and ... who knows that one? ) Camelias do well in half shade or even full shade. Soil is also acidic so that's a good combination for camelia.
Raised beds have seen a total makeover.
Replanted with hypericum ( John's Wart ) and Vinca ( periwinkle ) together with some other small ground covering plants.
Vinca can be invasive but in these raised beds can easily be managed or removed if needed.