(see above left) 1 Polystichum munitum Tall, deep-green fronds all year round. Trim off old leaves as they turn brown. 1m. AGM. RHS H7, USDA 4a-9b.
2 Heuchera ‘Silver Scrolls’ A low, clump-forming, semi-evergreen cultivar keeping its leaves through the winter. Sun or partial shade in welldrained soil. Leaves 45cm, flowers 60cm in May. RHS H6, USDA 4a-9b.
3Maianthemum racemosum A favourite for full or partial shade with white flowers, later developing into red berries. Good autumn colour; spreads by rhizomes. May – June. 75cm. AGM. RHS H6, USDA 3a-8b.