Welcome to the website!
I live in the
United Kingdom, in the landlocked county of Staffordshire in the West
Midlands. I am 76 years old to date (April 2017).
have bought very few plants from local garden centres or DIY
gardening sections, as the choices that are available in these
are very limited, and are just the “tip of the iceberg”.
They usually offer just the standard, easy, more common plants,
and whilst many of these are certainly worthy of a place in any
rock garden or stone trough, you will have to seek out some of
the specialist alpine plant nurseries to obtain some of the more
elusive and rarer gems. But having said that, and at the risk
of sounding contradictory, there have been the few occasions
when I have called in at a garden centre for plant labels or
potting grit, and have been pleasantly surprised by unexpectedly
coming across an alpine gem amongst the hotchpotch of common
every-day rock plants. This doesn’t happen very often,
but is most rewarding when it does.
Many of the pictures in the 'Portraits of Alpine Plants' page have a ‘mouse-over’ function where you can view a close-up or different view of the plant by moving the mouse cursor over the picture. As you can with the two pictures shown below.
The website will be continualy updated with newer pictures when they become avalable, so do please look here often.
do hope you find much of interest in these pages, and should
you wish to comment on any relevant subject, or just share you
experience in growing alpine plants or ask a question, I welcome
HAPPY ALPINE GARDENING!
Links to other interesting alpine plant sites
| Alpine Garden Society | Scottish Rock Garden Club | North American Rock Garden Society | Mountain Scenes | Paghats Garden |
| Pottertons Nursery | Collett's Mountain Holidays | Fernwood Nursery | Craigiehall Nursery | Ashwood Nurseries | Meadow Farm Garden and Nursery |
| Edrom Nurseries | Aberconwy Nursery | Hartside Nursery Garden | Mendle Nursery | Glendoick Gardens | All Plains Seed |
| Slack Top Alpine Nursery & Garden | Plants For Small Gardens | Copton Ash Garden | Parham Bungalow Plants |
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