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how to grow alpines in tubs please


By Stoner

United Kingdom Gb

soil or compost



the most important thing is good dainage. put stones in the bottom. i mix sand with the compost as well to let the water out.

4 May, 2009


use gravel in yr compost as well

4 May, 2009


Hi Stoner the compost you will need in your container will depend on the type of alpines you are trying to grow... but all require a moisture retentive free draining mix. I part loam, I part grit and 1 part humus (in our case leaf mould). If you want more info on growing alpines p.m. me or Bulbaholic with your questions

4 May, 2009


The grit should be 5 mm. stuff. And if you go for sand instead of grit, then make sure it is a really good clean sharp sand. If you do not want to use this or grit then Perlite is equally good.

4 May, 2009

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