This is where the light comes from. Up. This, where I am standing, is a garden on a second floor, on the roof to the rooms below. So it is a rooftop garden.
This kind of situation is known in the trade as a Shade Pit.
My philosophy is to embrace the shade...we will make it work for us! Woodland serenity now.
It has some akebia doing quite well, but very top-heavy. And will all soon be built and planted from scratch.
Below, a few streets away, is one of our gardens on a high corner, with views of the Hudson.