A selection of easy-to-grow alpine plants is grouped in a basket-weave stone planter to create a miniature garden.
A Year round calendar for maintenance and plantation for alpines.
Mixing compost (soil mix) is a bit like cooking: the ingredients have
to be correct and added in the right proportions.
An old stone sink is a perfect container for a collection of alpine plants.
Many alpines are ideally suited to
pot cultivation, and there can be no doubt that some are more Growing alpines in pots is a wonderful way to cultivate them,
and if you have a greenhouse or conservatory, you can enjoy them
in their containers when it is not possible to venture into the garden.
Raised beds and retaining walls,
such as those at the edge of a lawn
or patio, can make splendid places to grow alpines.
Alpines frequently have an aura of mystique.
The variety of habitats is astonishing, and each has its own associations of plant life.
A container brimful with colourful little alpines can be a real focal point in the garden.
A list of some alpine plants for the garden.