Hi, I live in a dormitory on a Uni Campus. I have a small courtyard on the south side of the house that is heavily shaded from afternoon sun. The soil is a sandy loam, but it is heavily supplemented with recycled potting mix and composted cow and sheep manure and bedding. Our usually occurs in the summer and is about 750 mm p/a, but has been very unreliable in the last 5 years. Lack of water is our greatest challenge. We supplement rainfall with recycled washing water.