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Old Thursday 26th May 2016, 08:18
PeterG PeterG is offline  
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: East Gippsland, Victoria Australia
Posts: 65
Hi Kits,

before I laid the gravel, I got rid of all the existing weeds etc. I don't have trouble with weeds coming thru the gravel - it's more that the seeds must blow in from the surrounding areas and then germinate.

In fact, there is a small garden bed on one side of the gravel terrace which contains several lavender plants - whenever I'm weeding the terrace (especially if it's been awhile), I'll find tiny lavender plants popping up all over the area in the gravel - very easy to identify with their distinctive leaves - usually pot them up and then try to find space for them.

Also, I've got a few Verbena bonariensis plants in the front garden and I've noticed seedlings of it growing in the gravel path at the side of the garage - several metres away from the parent plant.

cheers Peter
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