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little people being Alpines, rock plants, miniatures and dwarf plants.
There are about fifteen containers in this area plus a few others dotted around the garden.
They don’t all flower together so pictures have been taken over the last month

A general view of how they are positioned they are similar on the other side of the path.

Some of you will remember me making this about three years ago ,right now there is a family of water Boatmen on the water never seen them there before
http://media.growsonyou.com/photos/blog_photo/image/170826/main/june_052_AA.jpg!
It has matured quite well with few losses

Just spotted there are two pics of the Thalictrum this is only about 3 in high

Hope you enjoy seeing my little people they have been a passion for most of my life and that seems a long time.

Added this as it shows the little feature better

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Some little treasure in your troughs. Did you make thr troughs yourself, from old sinks and covered with tuffa?

5 Jul, 2015

 

Do those sisyrinchiums self seed? I gave up on a couple of small ones as they went everywhere :-(

5 Jul, 2015

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Bjs
 

Siris
they are a bit of a mix there are a couple of stone ones some well weathered reconstructed limestone ones and there are six coated polystyrene ones that are made from heavy duty boxes.
Did a blog on the manufacture a few years ago.

5 Jul, 2015

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Bjs
 

Andrew
Devon sky's shows no sign of seed ,first year with Angustifolium it has seed pods not yet sure if there is viable seed.

5 Jul, 2015

pcw
Pcw
 

Some treasures there ,Brian.

5 Jul, 2015

 

Absolutely superb.

Alpines are so pretty and yours are displayed perfectly. So lovely to see the quality of these plants.

5 Jul, 2015

 

What a gorgeous display & a lovely way to show them in sink gardens. Do they all vanish for the winter or are some evergreen?

5 Jul, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Green finger
The majority are evergreen and there are a number of small bulbs and corms that flower in winter and spring growing there as well most of them dormant at this time of year.

6 Jul, 2015

 

I've added this to my favs so I can refer to it again.
I had the idea to add some to my clematis planters to give some interest around their bases. The phlox, erianthus & Devon Skys are so lovely.
My nearest nursery has no alpines left at all until autumn so will probably look at mail order.

6 Jul, 2015

 

Hello Brian - what a show of colour I especially like your Aquilegia and Thalictrum - I should have both of those in bloom soon I bought them at Malvern last year - but our garden is later than yours down south - - is the Allium Narcissiflorum grown from a bulb ? Jane

6 Jul, 2015

 

They look terrific Brian. I seem to have lost my alpine Thalictrum....not in the best place I suppose. You really know how to treat the little people well! :)

6 Jul, 2015

 

Hi Brian, the four Hostas you sent me for my sink gardens last year are beautiful. Thriving well and getting bigger love them. Will try and get photos later on this week and post them so you can see how well they are doing. Thank you for a lovely blog on the alpines (sorry little people) they are beautiful. Wish I had your patience.

6 Jul, 2015

 

Yes, Karen, Brian knows how to treat little people. Andrew Rosner, too.
;-)

6 Jul, 2015

 

Lovely selection of Alpines Brian. Love the little pond too.
I can imagine the fairies coming out to play at night here.

9 Jul, 2015

 

This is a great show Bjs. I love it as much as the Little people do.

11 Sep, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Sheila
afraid all of these are just a memory until next year but at least I have photos to remind me .

11 Sep, 2015

 

And you have the pleasure of looking forward to seeing them again. i think half of the joy of gardening is looking forward to what we hope to see next. No wonder gardeners live so long, they have so much to live for. Sorry to hear about your computer problems. OH downloaded M 10 and is struggling to get to grips with it. He is getting there. It just all takes up time which you would prefer to spend on other things. I opted to stay with what I know. My fish boxes are looking battered so I thought I would try using the PVA and sand method shown on Beechgrove recently. We have plenty of sand stone sand collected when the stone masons cut up the huge blocks delivered for our chimney stack repairs. I have lots of off cuts of it too and have replanted my sax box. It is the one you kindly gave me. I will post a photo so you can see it. It has lasted very well and no sign of deterioration on it. I will need to wait and see which saxes are which because the writing on the labels has faded to extinction.

12 Sep, 2015

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