What is the thing you like least about winter? For me it is the lack of colour and bare soil in the garden. There is a certain architectural interest in branches, especially when there is frost or snow but I want the front garden to be a year-round display of more than just brown and grey.
Hebe ‘Heartbreaker’ will hopefully be able to withstand a lot of shade in December and January, when the sun doesn’t get high enough to shed direct sunlight on much of the front garden for very long. I’ve placed it as far towards the front as space allows and now I will simply have to let nature take its course.