at the moment my 'garden' ( little patch about 3m x 6m ) is split into 2 patches with a semi-circular path through it which also houses my rotary line! in the corner created by the semi-circle, I have 3 lavender plants and 2 rosemary plants and it looks, and smells lovely, I would like to create a similar effect on the other side which is much more 'soil-space' but don't know what to put there; I love the bushiness and low-maintenance of the lavender/rosemary but need some inspiration and expertise as to what to put the other side; I have tried various shrubs from the garden centre but they all look really straggly and dont really go together or look good (didnt really do my homework!) so am going to dig it all up and start again.
I like kitchen-gardening so am going to put a thyme plant which is currently in a bucket out the front in the patch but that will only take up a small part of the patch...I'll also put in another rosemary and another lavender plant but have no idea what else to put in that is also productive and useful for my cooking! Any plants here need to be hardy as our winters can be quite bad here. I'm not that bothered about flowers as I normally just plant some pretty annuals in the spring/summer to pretty it all up.
So basically, what can I plant that is kitchen-useable, bushy, low-maintenance and will grow nicely over the next few years to fill the space there?!
Thankyou in advance