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Alpine plants are beautiful, but have a reputation for not thriving outside of their natural rocky environment. In fact, these misunderstood plants are extremely versatile and can be grown as attractive features in any garden. Success with Alpine Gardening reviews all aspects of alpine cultivation and propagation, as well as how to plant and maintain raised beds, troughs, and containers. Other gardening ideas-gravel areas, ponds, paving and patios, walls, and borders-are fully explored, and the illustrated A-Z plant directory is packed with inspiration.
Alpine plants are often unfairly misunderstood as being hard to grow or only suited for rockeries. This guide explains the versatility of alpine plants and the many ways in which readily available, hardy species can be grown as attractive features in any garden. All aspects of alpine cultivation and propagation are shown, as well as how to plant and maintain raised beds, troughs and containers. Other planting ideas such as, gravel areas, around ponds, paving and patios, walls and borders are fully explored and the comprehensive plant directory is packed with inspiration.
About the Author
Graham Clarke has been a gardening writer and journalist for more than 25 years. He has written a dozen books and countless articles for most of the major UK gardening magazines. At various times he was editor of Amateur Gardening (the UK’s leading weekly magazine for amateurs) and Horticulture Week (the UK’s leading weekly magazine for professionals) and is now a freelance garden writer and consultant. Clarke lives in Dorset, on England’s south coast.