Posted: 17/03/2012 at 14:53
you sound like me all the joy with lille effort lol. Start with Perennials plants that come year on year but do go dormant in the winter. Good examples with plenty of flowers Lupins, paeonias ,penstemons, primulas, rudbeckia, cone flowers, sedum(iceplant). Get yourself a good selection of spring and summer bulbs and ya well on ya way. Think of gardening as a marathon not a sprint it will take a long time to get it how you want. Evergreens you could try azalea or camellias or down to orinamental grasses or other shrubs. Best advice would be to get to garden centre and look whats available.