prune roses just as or before new growth emerges from the canes (cut off the wood that died over the winter. this will promote strong, healthy shoots that will produce lots of blooms. it will also give plants a more open habit (?) which helps them resist diseases like black spot
Nasella tenuissima, Salvia Caradonna, Nepeta 'Walker's Low' and Allium 'Purple Sensation' in Thomas Rainer garden
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.