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Pulling off a convincing Mediterranean garden is a popular aspiration for many UK gardeners. Start with a few choice plants however, and you won't go far wrong
Rivalling the olive as a Mediterranean icon, cypress are striking evergreens that tolerate dry conditions. They can punctuate borders or make imposing guardians at gateways.
Like many Mediterranean herbs, rosemary is both useful and ornamental. It's perfect for providing fragrant planting around a seating area or near paths. Flowers in April to June.
With their mythical heritage, gnarled trunks and silvery leaves, olives are unmistakeable. They're terrific focal points when mature or when young, make smart container plants.
Palms add a certain Riviera glamour to gardens. Despite their origins, some AGM cultivars do well in UK gardens.
These sage-like perennials and shrubs are grown for their textured foliage and hooded flowers in shades of white, yellow and lilac. They're at their best slouched over the edge of paths.
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