drainage for tropical style garden

Going to do raised beds for tropical style garden with plants like palms, ferns, caster oil plant,cordylines and bamboo, would i start with a layer of stones then soil for drainage. Advice please.


  • AtillaAtilla Posts: 1,493

    Bamboo and fern do not really need drainage but certainly the palms and Cordies will if you want to see them over winter. Lots of grit - you buy them in large packets for a few quid in GCs. Mix the grist with the soil and mix. Simple as adnd does work. I also add in bark and rough compost.

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