Posted: 24/02/2014 at 13:08
It's a shame the first ones won't enlarge.
I think lavender as well, bit of a sorry specimen, other possibility could be santolina, that's grey too but with finely cut feathery leaves.
The short spreading shrub with it could be a rather large, elderly rock rose, can't see it properly.
Seed head does look like mullein or verbascum (same thing).
The cabbagey thing is a sedum, something like "Autumn Joy".
I think the rose bed has hundreds of self seeded Forget-me-nots in it. Could be the wild sort with tiny flowers, could be the garden sort, but there are far too many, far too close together. The roses need the dead bits cut out, a good prune and a good feed.