Poppies never fail to bring joy to any cottage garden display. The pretty papery looking cup shaped petals pop open from tight buds atop strong hairy stems giving a zing of colour to early summer borders.
Nandina are a vibrant evergreen that will change throughout the seasons. Flirt are a low spreading patio shrub, these start off with rich wine-red new growth and as they mature the foliage becomes a richer dark purple-green. These have small white flowers in the spring followed by red berries on mature plants.