mediterrean gardens - Knowledgebase Question

bridgend, mi
Question by tuppencethom
July 2, 2005
I am planning a mediterrean garden and would like to know what would be the best plants to grow for the British climate


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Answer from NGA
July 2, 2005

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As you probably know, Mediterranean plants are adapted to full sun and well-drained, even gravelly, soil with minimal organic matter, and arid conditions that are quite different from Britain. You might try an herb garden with herbaceous plants like lavender, rosemary, santolina, oregano, thyme, in which you can build up the soil in raised beds to promote drainage. I suggest you visit some of your great public gardens to see what kinds of Mediterranean plants typically thrive. Good luck!

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