But garden designer Sarah Price, who is also co-designer of London's Olympic Park, created a ravishingly pretty meadow at the show this year, using her fine art background to compose the colors, textures, and shapes of her plants into a tangible design that earned a surprise medal. There are groups among her wildflowers and there are individuals, but they never become a mob.
Trees for small gardens: Spindle tree (Euonymus europaeus) has fantastic fuchsia coloured autumn leaves and unusual orange berries. Ultimate height: 3metres. Find out more about this small, native tree at http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/euonymus-europaeus/1007.html Photo: Sarah Cuttle
Betula utilis var. jacquemontii - Sought after for their white bark, the colour of which develops fully when the tree is around 8 years old, and their dark green leaves that turn butter-yellow in autumn, this elegant tree will also produce yellowy brown catkins in spring. These trees have been cut back when young to create three separate stems.