Posted: 07/04/2014 at 17:23
I have a raised bed along a fence in my back garden which is the same aspect lyndsay. I have Osmanthus, Sarcococca (Christmas box) Heucheras, Tiarellas, Gaultherias - including the low growing one, and Pachysandra which are all evergreen. I have Japanese Anemones, Cimcifuga and Astilbe for summer/autumn flowering (which give verticals amongst the lower growing stuff) and lots of crocus, snowdrops, primulas and daffs. This garden is quite exposed and very windy just now, and I'm about 600 ft above sea level. Everything has wintered very well.
The lettuce should be happy too - in fact I just said to my daughter today that I might put some in there this summer! Don't know how well the sweet peas would do, and poppies might need more sun as well. Worth trying and seeing what happens though. Carexes should be fine there, and some of the other grasses too - can't think of any others off the top of my head at the moment though.