This front garden needed an update with planting. Some plants were very tired looking and woody so they had to go. In lieu, came Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Tom Thumb’, a small evergreen shrub with deep purple leaves contrasting with light green young growth. This compliments an existing Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ which is routinely cut back to a low woody framework each season to maintain a smaller size and to accentuate its foliage effect. Hebe rakaiensis was also planted to provide year round interest. Peony Bowl of Beauty, Aquilegia stellate ‘Black Barlow’, Anemone ‘September Charm’ and Echinacea purpurea are some of the perennials that intermingle together and compliment, with their colour and varied texture the beautiful Fuchsia ‘Whiteknights Blush’.