Description: Strong shapes were key to the design, so Kirsty created circular lawns and a round island bed, where the stunning Cercis Canadensis takes centre stage

Description: Strong shapes were key to the design, so Kirsty created circular lawns and a round island bed, where the stunning Cercis Canadensis takes centre stage - How to make a small garden look much bigger!

A stunning, architectural plant that adds height and drama to a border -  Angelica archangelica

Buy angelica / Angelica archangelica Angelica archangelica - Stunning accent plant: Delivery by Crocus

Stunning mauve flowers

Buy wallflower Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' - Stunning mauve flowers: Delivery by Waitrose Garden in association with Crocus

Salvia × jamensis 'Nachtvlinder' - Velvet-like plum-purple petals form hooded flowers over a long period in summer and autumn. Fully hardy in freely draining soils, this bushy shrub will become drought tolerant once established.

Salvia × jamensis Nachtvlinder – Velvet-like plum-purple petals form hooded flowers over a long period in summer and autumn. Fully hardy in freely draining soils, this bushy shrub will become drought tolerant once established.

White laceflower Orlaya grandiflora - this gorgeous long-flowering annual was one of the stars at the Chelsea Flower Show 2013

This gorgeous white laceflower Orlaya grandiflora has an extremely long flowering period and will often flower until the first frost. Featured in the Daily Telegraph garden at Chelsea 2013

Great black masterwort Astrantia major 'Claret', an umbellifer in disguise and one of the darkest-flowered astrantias

Used by Christopher Bradley-Hole in the Daily Telegraph garden at Chelsea, great black masterwort Astrantia major 'Claret' is one of the darkest-flowered astrantias

Dicentra 'Aurora' create arching stems of creamy-white flowers

Buy wild bleeding heart Dicentra 'Aurora': Delivery by Waitrose Garden in association with Crocus

Dill provides a delicious flavouring to pickles or fish dishes, and the pretty, feathery foliage looks at home anywhere in the garden, making a lovely foil to your flowers

Buy dill / dill 'Dukat' dill 'Dukat' - A particularly fine-flavoured variety: Delivery by Waitrose Garden in association with Crocus

Wild anemones

Wild anemones

A wonderful cranesbill with bright magenta flowers that can reach up to 4cm in diameter. It produces these dazzling flowers prolifically, over a long period in late spring and summer, so it is great for putting on a show. It's gregarious too, and is well suited to rambling through the border, where it will also help to surpress weeds.

Buy cranesbill Geranium 'Ann Folkard' - A wonderful ground-covering perennial: Delivery by Crocus

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