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Gravel flowerbed plant suggestions

Hi - I’m replanting a south facing bed under a window with drought ok plants and plan to use gravel as mulch.  So far have a short standard olive at each end in pots and some lavender, may keep one or two of the rather boring hebes already in the bed. 
Would love suggestions for other gravel garden type planting. 


  • tui34tui34 Posts: 3,204
    Hi - maybe some succulents, grasses - things that require little water.

    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • shsshs Posts: 21
    Thanks so much Tui in Beziers (had some great hols in Thezan) - grasses great idea.  
  • floraliesfloralies Posts: 2,506
    Is this the same bed as the one you asked about in 2020 or a different one? 
  • shsshs Posts: 21
    yes Floralies - well spotted.  We’ve had hebes there all this time and so dull!  Am now a bit more inspired and with our parched weather a gravel garden in that bed would seem to be the way to go.  It’s v much on show so want it to look good winter too.  Max height a metre. 
  • CatDouchCatDouch Posts: 410
    Hi @shs I planted a gravel garden a couple of years ago and even in this weather the plants look good.  I planted lavender, nepeta, various grasses, lots of alliums as their seed heads also look great, salvia amistad, erygngium (sea holly), euphorbia. Hopefully that’s given you a few ideas.
    South Devon 
  • Slow-wormSlow-worm Posts: 1,576
    I have a gravel border with phlox, penstemons, nemesia, fuchsias, carnations, campanula, nigella, toadflax and strawberries in.
  • CatDouchCatDouch Posts: 410
    Hi @shs a better photo!
    South Devon 
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