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Creating an alpine bed is an ideal project for a small garden

In CategoryTim Whitcombe
ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

 

Creating an alpine bed is an ideal project for a small garden plus it’s a great project to start with if you are new to gardening. If you need any additional help use our free gardening advice service or our MyGardenTeam service.

Most alpines grow naturally in difficult areas such as on alpine mountains and alpine meadows. To get the best out of your plants you will need to recreate the same conditions.

Firstly and most importantly you will need to create a free draining soil. This is best achieved by incorporating some horticultural grit into the top 50-mm, aim to achieve 50/50 soil/grit mix. Alpines generally benefit from being on a lean soil so at this stage there is no need for any base fertilisers to be added. Click Here for more details on creating an alpine bed.

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