A striking bromeliad, the Billbergia nutans has grey-green leaves for most of the year, giving rise to pendulous pink, blue and green blooms from winter to spring.
Add a tasteful audio and visual element with a gently flowing water feature. Densely plant up the area around it to make it a seamless part of the landscape.
The delicate flowers of hellebore are a pretty solution for shady areas of the garden.
You can add vertical interest by mounting staghorn ferns on a tree (where they naturally grow), or a wall or timber frame.
Grow beautiful cane-stemmed begonias and enjoy the masses of pink or red flowers that cover the plant from top to bottom during spring-summer.
Hardy and reliable, clivias have handsome strappy green foliage until spring, when vibrant orangeyellow flowers burst onto the scene. Try mass planting for a striking effect.
Raised wooden sculptures are eye-catching and fabulous for lifting the mood of dreary garden beds. Try it!