I'm wanting to make a flower bed and would be interested for peoples opinion on what flowers/plants/shrubs to use. I was thinking of choosing all hardy perennials that look attractive all year round. I've got a Laurel cutting in there already that is just over 1ft and will probably keep in around that size if not a bit bigger. I was thinking of having a miniture conifer (again 1-2ft), a fuchsia and a Hydrangea. The area is 5ft x 10ft and I would prefer room around each plant as a opposed to it all growing into each other.
I would have annuals as well such as pansies but would prefer to use perennials and shrubs due to not having to replant every year.
So what other plants would you go for that look good all year round and especially when blooming.