Posted: 15/03/2016 at 12:26
Stephen,,firstly take out those conifers...look awful.
A nice scented shrub like choisya White Dazzler would be good...its a smaller version of the well known type. A potentilla like Elizabeth or Goldfinger too or another evergreen like pittosporum Tom Thumb for evergreen purple foliage. Euonymous emerald n gold for evergreen bright foliage all year round
seem to be pushing lavendar a lot lately but lavendar would smell and look great there on the pavement side....I would also plant it alongside the entrance side.
on the lawn side heucheras, stipa tennuissima, festucas, libertias, pinks in red,,pink or white will provide lovely blue foliage all year round and scented summer flowers, penstemons, and hardy geranium rozanne to continue the blue theme (lavendar) to one side. carex testacea for evergreen olive foliage and perovskia little spire are worth considering for that sunny site
go for a tall agastache like Black Adder near the centre too....it may not survive the winter but what a sight for months from spring to autumn.
Make a sketch based on colour, shape and size and how your chosen plants might look like together. Finally a mulch of mini bark or chippings to finish it off