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Alpines: An Illustrated Guide to Varieties, Cultivation and Care with Step-by-Step Instructions and over 175 Inspiring Photographs

Handbook / Manual

Series: Illustrated Guides to Varieties, Cultivation and Care

By: Christopher Grey-Wilson (Author), Jonathan Buckley (Illustrator)

64 pages, 175+ colour photos and colour illustrations


Paperback | Apr 2015 | #216391 | ISBN-13: 9781780193663
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NHBS Price: £6.99 $9/€8 approx
Hardback | Dec 2000 | #108616 | ISBN: 0754805042
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About this book

This is an illustrated guide to varieties, cultivation and care, with step-by-step instructions and over 175 inspiring photographs. It offers expert advice on selecting and buying alpines, and how to use them in the open garden, in beds and containers. It includes a photographic directory of over 60 varieties, including Armeria, Campanula, Erigeron, Gentiana, Penstemon, Phlox, Saxifraga and Sempervivum. It offers step-by-step photographic guidance on propagating and growing alpines, with ideas for constructing rock gardens and planting alpines in troughs and pots.

The beauty and hardiness of alpines makes them a popular and rewarding choice for any garden. Whether you use them to provide low-maintenance ground cover, or to bring delicate touches of light to a rock garden, alpines are an important resource. This beautiful handbook provides practical advice on choosing and caring for alpines, from selecting the right stones for your rock garden to deciding which dwarf shrubs to plant with your alpines. An plant directory illustrates 60 of the best varieties, from Achillea to Viola. With their ability to flourish in the most unlikely of flower beds and climates, alpines are plants that all gardeners should try.

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Christopher Grey-Wilson is an acknowledged authority on alpine plants. Formerly a principal scientific officer at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, his studies and plant-hunting expeditions have taken him from the mountains of East Africa to Iran and Afghanistan. He writes regularly for gardening magazines.

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