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Make gravel areas more interesting with the right plants. Michelle shows you how

QUICK TIP

Give plants a weekly feed for the first month after planting to get them off to a great start

Planting up an area already covered with gravel

1) Experiment with plant placing before setting out. These types of plants spread slowly, so check labels for spacing and eventual size, and place to suit.

2) Clear back a patch of gravel and cut a cross through the membrane to create a planting hole. Dig out soil and add some fresh compost.

3) Set plants so their bases will be just level with the gravel surface, rather than the soil. Firm in with more compost, pull gravel back and water in.

Gravel offers a quick fix and is low maintenance, but it can be made so much more interesting with some select planting.