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how do i plant an alpine border?

kent, United Kingdom Gb

I have a long but narrow gap between railway sleepers in my garden and was thinking of making it an alpine area?Is a very drainned soil they like with grit for drainage?




Yes spot on. Good drainage is essential.

2 Mar, 2009


Yes, a LOT grit. Don't buy from the garden centre, it is much too expensive. If you must buy it by the bagful go to a builders merchant for 6mm grit. I get it delivered direct from a local quarry and get two or three tonnes at a time - it does last me quite a while.

2 Mar, 2009


many thanks I wanted to check and great idea to go to our builders merchants!I would like something to support my railway sleeper as a bench so may get some ideas there.

2 Mar, 2009

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