Posted: 18/11/2013 at 23:05
Check out the dwarf hebes.....very small evergreen leaves of varying colours of grey, green, purple plus flowers. A small juniper called Blue Star makes a "bun" of blue foliage. Heathers are nice evergreen shrubs that remain compact if clipped each year. There are loads of compact perennials ....many evergreen .....that make nice mounds of foliage.
You don't need flowers over winter to provide colour and beauty....foliage colours, shapes and variety will give you plenty to admire in your winter garden. A few wallflowers planted amongst your permanent plants will give flowers and scent from late winter on through to spring.