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Honeysuckle Lonicera japonica 'Darts World. Look at the pretty colour!!!

Honeysuckle "Darts World"- easy to grow HARDY evergreen vine has dark green leaves & very fragrant, red flushed flowers which mature to peach & yellow shades. Blooms June-Sept + climbs up to tall. Sun to part shade.

Lithodora Heavenly Blue is a low, mat-forming evergreen plant with small, hairy leaves. Introduced into the U.K. as lithospermum around 1825, this low growing alpine hosts beautiful sky blue gentian-like flowers from May to September

Lithodora Heavenly Blue is a low, mat-forming evergreen plant with small, hairy leaves. This low growing alpine hosts beautiful sky blue gentian-like flowers from May to September.

Clematis Armandii.The fastest clematis in the west! Clematis armandii is an astounding variety with some first-class qualities. The glistening white blooms emit one of the first fragrances of spring. You'll also enjoy all year colour thanks to plants being evergreen. Plus rapid growth, great in shade, the list goes on. Order 2 or 3 today, for trouble-free impact in your garden. Height: 5m (15'). Spread: 3m (10'). Pruning group: 1

Clematis armandiiOld Man's Beard, Armand Clematis

Clematis ‘Fragrant Oberon’ is evergreen and highly perfumed. It flowers in abundance in the spring, and can be grown in pots/planters or in the ground. The blooms from Fragrant Oberon are around 1 inch in diameter, however it produces hundreds of them. Very low maintenance as it is in the ' No Pruning ' group of Clematis. Grows 4-6' in sun to part shade. Zones 4-11

Evergreen clematis ‘Fragrant Oberon’, can be grown in pots/planters, low maintenance (no pruning), tall, sun to part shade.

Rock Cress - Plant Aubrieta 'Cascade Blue'   Excellent evergreen ground cover, producing cushions of pretty purple-blue flowers. It can be planted along the edge of a bed or lawn, or in the rockery, but is also very effective in a hanging basket displaying a profusion of colour.

Rock Cress - Excellent evergreen ground cover, producing cushions of pretty purple-blue flowers. It can be planted along the edge of a bed or lawn, or in the rockery, but is also very effective in a hanging basket displaying a profusion of colour.

{ Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance' }  Easy-to-grow fern. Newly unfolding fronds have a beautiful orange color, aging to deep green while still maintaining the orange color. Striking in shaded or woodland gardens, formal or informal. Evergreen.

Dryopteris erythrosora Brilliance Easy-to-grow fern. Newly unfolding fronds have a beautiful orange color, aging to deep green while still maintaining the orange color. Striking in shaded or woodland gardens, formal or informal.

How about ferns and japanese anenomes for the trough/pot by the back door?  Evergreen of the ferns and the anenomes flower into October.

How about ferns and japanese anenomes for the trough/pot by the back door? Evergreen of the ferns and the anenomes flower into October.

Asplenium scolopendrium - Harts tongue fern. RHS Award, British fern. I grow this in London and Suffolk

Asplenium scolopendrium

Black Mondo Grass - Sun or deep shade - 1/2' tall x 2' wide - evergreen - water tolerant - Black mondo grass is a wonderful accent plant, setting off lighter plants, such as snowdrops. It shows up well against pavers or stones and looks great edging the rim of a container. With time, and in rich, moisture-retentive soil, it forms a thick groundcover. GREAT PLANT PICK

Black Mondo Grass - Sun or deep shade - evergreen - water tolerant - slow growing! A wonderful accent plant, showing up well against pavers or stones or lighter plants. With time, and in rich, moisture-retentive soil, it forms a thick groundcover.

Winter flowering evergreen clematis. much prettier than ivy

Clematis urophylla 'Winter Beauty'Old Man's Beard

Clematis urophylla 'Winter Beauty' (Clematis anshunensis, Clematis clarkeana, Old Man's Beard) Half-hardy Perennial (Winter flowering)

Avalanche Evergreen Clematis

Clematis Avalanche mass shot - this is sweet and is from England. I wonder if it will grow well in my central illinois garden (zone 5 USA)

Liriope muscari - An extremely useful plant, which will tolerate a range of conditions including dry shade and drought. Dark green, blade-like leaves provide year-round interest and in autumn, just as other flowers are beginning to fade, vibrant, long-lasting wands of deep violet flowers rise above the foliage. Lily-turf is perfect for edging small, shady spaces - the broad grass-like foliage contrasts beautifully with large leaved plants, or for planting in groups beneath deciduous shrubs.

Liriope muscari

*for the shade border* Buy big blue lily-turf Liriope muscari: Delivery by Crocus

EXPOSED OR COASTAL GARDENS Evergreen perennials such as Dianthus deltoides are ideal for exposed, coastal gardens due to their salt tolerance and they provide colour in the summer months

Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire' seeds from Thompson & Morgan - experts in the garden since 1855