Posted: 18/08/2015 at 10:49
Can't go wrong with geraniums. They come in all sizes and colour of flower and leaf.
Phlomis, in yellow, pink or violet. Birds like the seeds and provide winter interest.
Cornus (dogwood) small white flowers, then berries and then the leaves fall off and you have coloured stems in red, orange, yellow, green, brown, black, depending on the variety.