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Planting beds contain rocks of various sizes with "planting pockets of soil". Soil is usually loam with moderate to low fertility but may include pockets of sandy gravelly soil. the beds are usually mulched with crushed stone of various sizes. The beds maybe shade or sun: moist or dry (match plants to conditions) Fast drainage is usually required for plant survival. Soil may be alkaline or acid depending on the rocks. Match the needs of the plants to the rocks.

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Lithodora diffusa

Boraginaceae Common name Lithodora

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