Chelsea 2012; The Learning Curve

What did Grey Granite learn from the Chelsea 2012 experience?Within the gardens were several inspirational details of structure and planting 
Geranium Bill Wallace, on the right of the picture is a plant to lust after for its colour and low growth. 
An idea for displaying sempervivums for which Grey Granite has an affection recalling house leeks growing on the roof of the old Windle parish workhouse.

Alpine troughs need to be densely planted and to be given height.
Bold colour combinationsSingle species alpine planting can look stunning
That all is not lost!