Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:03
for winter interest some flowering shrubs to consider: daphne (absolutely heavenly scent in Jan/ Feb), maybe a witch hazel, cornus (for the brightly coloured stems, will probably look fab in your sunny border), there are some lovely hebes with coloured leaves - heartbreaker has lovely pink and purple leaves and doesn't grow too big, euonymus is another good "do-er" with attractive foliage. I'm sure others can make some great suggestions. I can also recommend Carex Evergold, which is a sedge (technically). Basically a grassy type plant with nice silvery and green striped leaves. Plays a supporting role in the summer when other stars of the border take over but in winter when everything is a bit drab it looks great. I have lots of it, all divisions from one plant, which I've planted throughout my border to link all the different plants together. Grows in full sun or shade. You have so much to choose from!