Alpines - An Essential Guide
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Alpines have been a favourite plant for generations of gardeners and are as popular now as ever. Historically they were used in rockeries, but they offer far more potential for today's gardens, which are generally becoming smaller. Whether planted in troughs, window boxes, raised beds or between paving, alpines offer fantastic versatility and colour for nearly every month of the year.
Aimed at both the beginner and the more experienced enthusiast, this essential guide contains a wealth of beautifully illustrated information.
Topics covered include:
- Traditional and contemporary settings for growing plants
- Ideas for incorporating alpine plants into a new or existing garden plot
- Advice on planting and maintenance
- Information on propagation methods and facilities
- An A-Z of over 180 of the best alpine plants, with a useful table of flowering times
"For a long time I have struggled to find a single book to recommend to beginners taking up alpines and rock gardening other than the Collins Guide to Alpines and Rock Gardens (first published in 1964), but now here is a new book that I am confident will guide both beginner and novice in all aspects of growing alpines.
This is obviously a book that is written from years of practical experience and does, I would say, live up to its title and cover all the essential information you will need when growing alpines."
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Scottish Rock Garden Society