Sarah’s ideas for small gardens
Taking inspiration from this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Sarah shares ideas for small gardens and urban spaces
designing without the luxury of space?
Stick to Sarah’s rules for small garden spaces for guaranteed high performance
pick the perfect planter
putting on a show
For rule 3, I have a useful recipe for containers with ingredients fulfilling different roles: I choose pot-suitable dahlias as my main showy flower and colour deliverer (my Thriller), a delicate, light, airy middle layer (my Filler) and a climber trained on a frame to give height (my Pillar). Also encourage the climber to trail down the sides (so acting as a Spiller too)