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Hi all. What can I plant in my gravel garden.
It's in full sun with weed membrane and 20mm gravel. I would like so.e thing with colour and spreading. Thanks


  • edited May 2018
    Have you thought about herbs? I also have alpines and grasses in my other gravel border 🌼

    Ive used fish tank gravel in the herb boarder as I needed something smaller than standard gravel size.

    I let th herbs flower for colour and the rock rose (red and white) has not yet flowered in the gravel border.
  • LauraRoslinLauraRoslin Posts: 496
    That looks lovely!
    I wish I was a glow worm
    A glow worm's never glum
    Cos how can you be grumpy
    When the sun shines out your bum!
  • FireFire Posts: 17,318
    There are lots of alkaline, mat forming plants that would be fine, like aubretia, low growing campanula, erigeron, saponaria, camomile, creeping phlox, creeping ceanothus.
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    Get a hold of a copy of Beth Chatto's book 'The gravel Garden'. Lots of ideas in there and an excellent book. 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
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