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A Real Alpine Garden

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Growing naturally at around 2000 metres altitude, many of the plants we cultivate in our gardens have their origins in the Alps. During our recent holiday we walked through alpine meadows, where we saw….

Dryas octopetala


Aster alpinus

A Rampion sp, Phyteuma with a white compositae, daisy to you and me.


More Phyteuma, either obiculare or globariifolium

Knautia dipsacifolia, a scabious.


More Rampions and Daisies

Campanula thyrosoidea?


Veratrum alba? The white false Helleborine


A dwarf Alchemilla


Orchids in the marshy area feeding the lake with glacial melt water.


Blue bellflowers with Clovers


Rocky areas sheltering little treasures


A wild Geranium


The cultivated area around the lake puts on a wonderful display during the summer holiday season.
Aquilegia, with enormous flowers


Lupins in an amazing variety of clolours


Cultivated martagon Lilies, althought they do grow wild in the mountains here. I think that Lily beetles don’t survive here as the lilies show no signs of attack. Slugs are not a problem as they would freeze during the winter.

Ivy leaved Pelagoniums. This must be the most unusual greenhouse for tender plants!

Returning to the UK, my garden was parched and wilting. No substantial rain for almost a month here in the south! I am still in the process of tidying up the overgrown plants and clearing away the dead vegetation. I think I will need a holiday!

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How wonderful to be able to see such sights :o)
Interesting to see flowers growing in their native habitats ...

30 Jul, 2014

 

The Lupins look ever so lovely (iam partial to lupins) and as has been said by Hywel it is interesting to see flowers growing in native habitat, Southern Africa is a perfect climate for Pelagoniums and i love the ones in your photos.

30 Jul, 2014

 

Yes, it was lovely to walk around the lake when the weather was clear enough to see. Had hailstones one day, 3 degrees! UK had better weather!

30 Jul, 2014

bjs
Bjs
 

Lovely Blog my sort of plants thanks for posting.
B

1 Aug, 2014

 

Lovely blog Siris, thanks for sharing :-), what a beautiful place!!!
I grew the Campanula Thyrsoides from seed a couple of years ago, great little plant.

4 Aug, 2014

 

I hope the Campanula was such. Looked it up in my wild flowers of the Alps book.

5 Aug, 2014

 

Looks the same as mine Siris :-), I bought my seed from Plantworld, here's a link to my picture.
http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/271500-campanula-thyrsoides/member/simbad

6 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks Simbad, I have already seen it when I was looking thro' your plant file. I got back about 50 pages x 15 per page. How sad is that! Your variety and quality of pics is ...... Umm....all encompassing. Thanks again for the pleasure.

6 Aug, 2014

 

Super blog :o)

6 Aug, 2014

 

How lovely, it was great to see them growing naturally,thankyou Siris for sharing your lovely photo's..

8 Aug, 2014

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