First of all, I don't want to fight nature - if it won't work -it won't work.
My nextdoor neighbour had an untended gravel front garden. The only place that I would see seeds that I'd sown/ scattered was in her garden. They obviously preferred what she offered
I am clearing a patch in my garden of the usual suspects for clay - ivy, snowberry, suckers from deceased roses and that evil honeysuckle with oak- type leaves , bluebells and brambles.
The patch is surrounded by dappled shade and gets full sun in the summer.
I don't want to use a membrane - I don't mind weeding it.
Is it possible to have a gravel garden in this situation and,what could I plant?
It will get quite dry as it's a long way to drag the hose.