Posted: 10/04/2016 at 09:04
You can always have a gravel garden Mandy. As long as the soil's prepared before you plant, there are loads of shrubs and perennials which will be happy there. After planting, use gravel as the mulch. Far better to look at than a poor lawn, and better for water drainage. The maintenance can be easy too if you pick the right plants.
You'll get lots of suggestions here for a mix of evergreens, shrubs and perennials if you decide to do that.
With the right plants, you can have an attractive, year round garden which benefits everyone