Big plants

Statement plants: big drama for small gardens

by Rhiannon James

If you’ve got a small garden, there’s no need for its size to cramp your style. Big, bold and dramatic plants work well in compact urban plots, and, like statement pieces of furniture or fashion, will deliver the wow factor and help to define the overall look and tone. Seek out strong sculptural shapes, oversized leaves, striking stems or even show-stopping flowers to get the effect. The nominations from our experts for best performance for drama are…..