Posted: 18/11/2013 at 21:37
Sarcococcas are lovely little winter flowering shrubs, good scent too.
I'd 'acquire' some seedlings of the hellebore in your father's garden, (corsicus?) They're different and it all adds to a lively winter garden.
There's a little cyclamen too, C. coum, flowers right in the middle of winter with the snowdrops.