A gravel garden is a great option for a low maintenance garden. It also lends itself to Mediterranean-style drought-tolerant planting so things like lavender, euphorbias, Cistus, Santolina and Phlomis are ideal and provide plenty of nectar and pollen for visiting insects.
Lots of Mediterranean plants suit gravel gardens
Lay landscape fabric over the soil before putting gravel down to prevent weeds
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