Looking for a low maintenance garden that still offers bags of colour? Then a gravel garden may be right for you.
Taking inspiration from Mediterranean countries that can have long spells of hot weather, a gravel garden can be bright, colourful, and easy to maintain with drought resistant plants. You can also include plants like Androsace carnea (pink rock jasmine) for pathways or Cordyline australis (cabbage palm) as a focal point.
When doing the hard-landscaping work, remember to put down some landscape fabric, as this will prevent weeds from growing.
Here are my choices for the 9 plants that will make your gravel garden a cut above the rest.