Finally the beds were planted up with a mixture of evergreen shrubs and spring flowering bulbs. As the site is in partial shade throughout the day specimens were chosen to give year round interest but also to suit the aspect and conditions of the garden. Some of the planting choices were Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’ (Daphne), Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella’ (Japanese skimmia), Fatsia japonica (Japanese aralia), Viburnum davidii (Viburnum), Vinca minor (Lesser periwinkle), Carex grasses & Hebes. Each bed also had a new Lavandula augustifolia ‘Hidcote’(Lavender) and a mixture of Narcissus (Daffodils), Galanthus nivalis (Snowdrops) & Hyacinthoides non-scripta (English bluebells) to welcome the spring. The shrubs will grow and spread year on year to fill the beds and provide a wonderful year round show.