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How to Make an Alpine Garden Step-by-Step

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Making your own Alpine Garden is easy with the how-to guide from Suttons Seeds.

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Step 1:

You can use any type of planter in your Alpine Garden but good drainage is vital. If the container does not have holes you can add these yourself or you could create a small resovior by adding small stones or broken pottery to the bottom of the planter before adding the compost.

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Step 2:

Add a layer of mixed compost and grit, arrange your plants and fill around them with a compost mix.

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Step 3:

Mulch and then add a good amount of grit and small stones on top which will aid with drainage, reduce weed growth and looks attractive.

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Step 4:

Ensure the plants are firmly in position by gently pressing down with your fingertips as shown.

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Step 5:

Stand back and admire your newly planted alpine rockery in it’s planter

View our range of alpines available to fit in your alpine garden container.

The stylish alpine planter which is the apline planter featured in the above step-by-step pictures above is formed from frost-proof stone composite in resin, with a built-in reservoir (although it’s best left with the plug out for alpines), and measures 2.5cm (10″) square x 12cm (4¾”) high. Holds 5-9 plants.

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One thought on “How to Make an Alpine Garden Step-by-Step”

  1. Gena says:

    And here’s some additional info, because I get asked way too often – “What if I only have a shady spot left for my rockery garden, will alpine plants be alright?” – well there’s a plant for everything. Here’s a list of rockery plants for shade, contrary to the common belief – http://genalorainne.kinja.com/10-shade-loving-rockery-plants-1698800034
    Hope this helps anyone who’s going after an alpine garden.

    Good luck, thanks

    Gena Lorainne, profi gardener & planting expert

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