Sedum, Salvias, Origanum, Erigeron, and Stipa gigantea

Soft prarie planting: Sedum, Salvias, Origanum, Erigeron and Stipa gigantea and provides year round structure, texture and colour. Photos courtesy of Sarah Price and Rachel Warne.

Sarah Price Landscapes - Garsington, Oxfordshire: Allium spaerocephalon, Stipa tenuissima, Salvia, Sedum, (Phlox?)

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An Australian gravel garden inspired by one in UK

"A year and a half ago, this garden was mostly weeds. The gravel base was inspired by filmmaker Derek Jarman’s garden in Dungeness in the UK. The flowers were bought over the Internet and have taken amazingly.

Beth Chatto's Gravel Garden. This is a very English garden, despite the generally desert-like conditions. Yes, there are grasses and euphorbia but also: the dark sedum 'Ruby Glow', Nepeta, common chive, and Lamb's Ears. - (Euphorbia 'Blue Haze' is £6.99 from Larch Cottage Nurseries).  Ordinary plants put together by an artist.

Required Reading: Beth Chatto's 5 Favorite Flowers for a Gravel Garden

Euphorbia ‘Blue Haze’, dark sedum ‘Ruby Glow’, nepeta, common chive, and Lamb’s Ears. Ordinary plants put together by an artist.

12 Plants for a Drought Resistant Garden

Introducing my 3 beautiful new seed collections, carefully chosen by me so you can have your planting designed by a professional designer for a fraction of the cost.

Eryngium × zabelii 'Jos Eijking' (PBR) - This delightful sea holly has long lasting, flowers that arrive in mid- to late summer, turning bright metallic-blue as they age and usually lasting well into the autumn. They have a strong architectural shape, so are best in uncrowded borders where they can really stand out on their own. Honey bees love their flowers so they are a perfect for adding to a sunny, wildlife-friendly garden.

Sea holly Eryngium × zabelii 'Jos Eijking (PBR)' Position: full sun Soil: moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: August to October Flower colour: steely blue Other features: superb foliage Hardiness: fully hardy

Gravel garden plants

Create a gravel garden to beat the drought. Gravel gardening tips (walkway lights gravel path)

Part of the Beth Chatto Gravel Garden - this woman is absolutely inspirational when it comes to designing around using the right plants for the right place - & vice versa.

Part of the Beth Chatto Gravel Garden - this woman is absolutely inspirational when it comes to designing around using the right plants for the right place - & vice versa. My gardening idol for over 20 years.

Eryngium bourgatii 0.45m. Full sun. Fully hardy. Flowers June to August. £9 fom Crocus within 2 - 3 days.

Eryngium bourgatii Position: full sun Soil: dry, well-drained, poor to moderately fertile soil Rate of growth: average Height: 45 cm Flowering period: July and August Hardiness: fully hardy

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