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  1. kindredspirit
    Like x 10

    Alpines. Piccies of

    Loving this thread, some amazing plants and gardens, thanks everyone for sharing. I’m in the uk and am hooked on alpines, sempervivum especially at the moment. There’s 2 types specifically I’m...
    Loving this thread, some amazing plants and gardens, thanks everyone for sharing. I’m in the uk and am hooked on alpines, sempervivum especially at the moment. There’s 2 types specifically I’m looking for at the moment, a winter hardy cacti type, ball shaped or traditional wonky cactus, ideally...
    Loving this thread, some amazing plants and gardens, thanks everyone for sharing. I’m in the uk and am hooked on alpines, sempervivum especially at the moment. There’s 2 types specifically I’m looking for at the moment, a winter hardy cacti type,...
    Loving this thread, some amazing plants and gardens, thanks everyone for sharing. I’m in the uk and am hooked on alpines, sempervivum especially at the moment. There’s 2 types specifically I’m...
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  2. Sirius

    Dry Fern Trough

    Potted on some Cheilanthes sinuata sporelings on the weekend Possibly a bit late in the season, but I was bored :whistle: They will be kept indoors, so will hopefully keep growing.
    Potted on some Cheilanthes sinuata sporelings on the weekend Possibly a bit late in the season, but I was bored :whistle: They will be kept indoors, so will hopefully keep growing.
    Potted on some Cheilanthes sinuata sporelings on the weekend Possibly a bit late in the season, but I was bored :whistle: They will be kept indoors, so will hopefully keep growing.
    Potted on some Cheilanthes sinuata sporelings on the weekend Possibly a bit late in the season, but I was bored :whistle: They will be kept indoors, so will hopefully keep growing.
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  3. nightofjoy

    Rocky corner flowering plants

    OK so I've removed the large pot and put up a long hanging trough style basket on the railings which I'm going to fill at the weekend.It's now been a couple of months since we planted up our...
    OK so I've removed the large pot and put up a long hanging trough style basket on the railings which I'm going to fill at the weekend.It's now been a couple of months since we planted up our other baskets, which are now in full bloom, and I realise this is kind of late to be establishing a new...
    OK so I've removed the large pot and put up a long hanging trough style basket on the railings which I'm going to fill at the weekend.It's now been a couple of months since we planted up our other baskets, which are now in full bloom, and I...
    OK so I've removed the large pot and put up a long hanging trough style basket on the railings which I'm going to fill at the weekend.It's now been a couple of months since we planted up our...
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  4. martyn bromley

    Plant labels

    I've tried all sorts of different label systems over the years. (For one summer, I worked at a nursery for a well-known garden centre. The wind had blown through the clematis area, and this...
    I've tried all sorts of different label systems over the years. (For one summer, I worked at a nursery for a well-known garden centre. The wind had blown through the clematis area, and this "newbie" was identifying different clematis, none of which were in flower, by their slightly different...
    I've tried all sorts of different label systems over the years. (For one summer, I worked at a nursery for a well-known garden centre. The wind had blown through the clematis area, and this "newbie" was identifying different clematis, none of...
    I've tried all sorts of different label systems over the years. (For one summer, I worked at a nursery for a well-known garden centre. The wind had blown through the clematis area, and this...
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  5. Sirius

    Aciphylla & Celmisia

    Ouch :hate-shocked:It was just a thought. It is rare, but there is seed that should not dry out or it will lose its viability.
    Ouch :hate-shocked:It was just a thought. It is rare, but there is seed that should not dry out or it will lose its viability.
    Ouch :hate-shocked:It was just a thought. It is rare, but there is seed that should not dry out or it will lose its viability.
    Ouch :hate-shocked:It was just a thought. It is rare, but there is seed that should not dry out or it will lose its viability.
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  6. Soup1
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    An Alternative Planting for a Strawberry Pot

    I wish I had a strawberry pot. Lots of possibilities and ideas to be had. Going to have a look for a second hand pot.
    I wish I had a strawberry pot. Lots of possibilities and ideas to be had. Going to have a look for a second hand pot.
    I wish I had a strawberry pot. Lots of possibilities and ideas to be had. Going to have a look for a second hand pot.
    I wish I had a strawberry pot. Lots of possibilities and ideas to be had. Going to have a look for a second hand pot.
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  7. longk
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    My first Lewisia

    Found the one which I wanted yesterday in my flowers folder....shud a gone to specsavers...:roflol::roflol:Here it is:I have some new colors dl from a grower which are beautiful, I meant to buy...
    Found the one which I wanted yesterday in my flowers folder....shud a gone to specsavers...:roflol::roflol:Here it is:I have some new colors dl from a grower which are beautiful, I meant to buy them.Lewisia brighteyes Oranges are nice too.
    Found the one which I wanted yesterday in my flowers folder....shud a gone to specsavers...:roflol::roflol:Here it is:I have some new colors dl from a grower which are beautiful, I meant to buy them.Lewisia brighteyes Oranges are nice too.
    Found the one which I wanted yesterday in my flowers folder....shud a gone to specsavers...:roflol::roflol:Here it is:I have some new colors dl from a grower which are beautiful, I meant to buy...
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  8. David E Peacock
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    Part of the Alpine section at the Biological Gardens at Copenhagen

    I think you are right that people will try and plant grapes on that side of the hills, if at all possible. Once a friend of my dad, who had a few hectares of vinyards, told me it influenced the...
    I think you are right that people will try and plant grapes on that side of the hills, if at all possible. Once a friend of my dad, who had a few hectares of vinyards, told me it influenced the taste, and therefore the wine quality. I remember he had not been able to place his plants exactly...
    I think you are right that people will try and plant grapes on that side of the hills, if at all possible. Once a friend of my dad, who had a few hectares of vinyards, told me it influenced the taste, and therefore the wine quality. I remember he...
    I think you are right that people will try and plant grapes on that side of the hills, if at all possible. Once a friend of my dad, who had a few hectares of vinyards, told me it influenced the...
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  9. kindredspirit
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    Lovely video on Alpines.

    @martin-f Thanks mate :)
    @martin-f Thanks mate :)
    @martin-f Thanks mate :)
    @martin-f Thanks mate :)
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  10. Paul Benson

    Lithodora Diffusa

    Why I don't DRINK beer medear I'm a lady :heehee::redx:@Anthony Rogers ya:loll:
    Why I don't DRINK beer medear I'm a lady :heehee::redx:@Anthony Rogers ya:loll:
    Why I don't DRINK beer medear I'm a lady :heehee::redx:@Anthony Rogers ya:loll:
    Why I don't DRINK beer medear I'm a lady :heehee::redx:@Anthony Rogers ya:loll:
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  11. Scotkat

    Alpine Basket

    My favourite too Penny flower in 1st pic is so pretty.
    My favourite too Penny flower in 1st pic is so pretty.
    My favourite too Penny flower in 1st pic is so pretty.
    My favourite too Penny flower in 1st pic is so pretty.
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  12. zilly

    Growing alpines in a trough outside

    Have lost some plants this winter due to the excessive wet. I'd say 50% of my Lewisias have rotted. (The dreaded orange rot.) and I've just spotted a Delosperma Spalmanthoides, which has gone to...
    Have lost some plants this winter due to the excessive wet. I'd say 50% of my Lewisias have rotted. (The dreaded orange rot.) and I've just spotted a Delosperma Spalmanthoides, which has gone to God. :( :( I may have to make glass covers for next winter.What I need is an Alpine House but...
    Have lost some plants this winter due to the excessive wet. I'd say 50% of my Lewisias have rotted. (The dreaded orange rot.) and I've just spotted a Delosperma Spalmanthoides, which has gone to God. :( :( I may have to make glass covers for...
    Have lost some plants this winter due to the excessive wet. I'd say 50% of my Lewisias have rotted. (The dreaded orange rot.) and I've just spotted a Delosperma Spalmanthoides, which has gone to...
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  13. norakay

    Echeveria ID and question

    Obviously a different species but these two pics are of an Echeveria, first one is growing in the garden, the second in a cold frame, (both fairly old plants), so no poor light problems.Having...
    Obviously a different species but these two pics are of an Echeveria, first one is growing in the garden, the second in a cold frame, (both fairly old plants), so no poor light problems.Having said that, @norakay s plant is obviously a different species, seem to remember having something...
    Obviously a different species but these two pics are of an Echeveria, first one is growing in the garden, the second in a cold frame, (both fairly old plants), so no poor light problems.Having said that, @norakay s plant is obviously a...
    Obviously a different species but these two pics are of an Echeveria, first one is growing in the garden, the second in a cold frame, (both fairly old plants), so no poor light problems.Having...
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  14. Carl Ott

    Alpine Help Needed

    Thanks Pete,sent you an email
    Thanks Pete,sent you an email
    Thanks Pete,sent you an email
    Thanks Pete,sent you an email
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  15. dogsbody

    alpines by post

    If anyone ever gets the chance to go to Slack Top, their display garden was superb last time we were there.
    If anyone ever gets the chance to go to Slack Top, their display garden was superb last time we were there.
    If anyone ever gets the chance to go to Slack Top, their display garden was superb last time we were there.
    If anyone ever gets the chance to go to Slack Top, their display garden was superb last time we were there.
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  16. Jack Sparrow

    Creating an alpine shelf?

    Looks lovely
    Looks lovely
    Looks lovely
    Looks lovely
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  17. martyn bromley

    Identification please

    @martyn bromley :youwelcome: hope you found the link useful, I know i did :snorky: ...it's a lovely plant so :thankyou: for drawing me attention to it....another for me want want want list :uh-oh: ...will it ever stop growing :heehee:
    @martyn bromley :youwelcome: hope you found the link useful, I know i did :snorky: ...it's a lovely plant so :thankyou: for drawing me attention to it....another for me want want want list :uh-oh: ...will it ever stop growing :heehee:
    @martyn bromley :youwelcome: hope you found the link useful, I know i did :snorky: ...it's a lovely plant so :thankyou: for drawing me attention to it....another for me want want want list :uh-oh: ...will it ever stop growing :heehee:
    @martyn bromley :youwelcome: hope you found the link useful, I know i did :snorky: ...it's a lovely plant so :thankyou: for drawing me attention to it....another for me want want want list :uh-oh: ...will it ever stop growing :heehee:
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  18. Nash

    Help

    Thanks i will do that
    Thanks i will do that
    Thanks i will do that
    Thanks i will do that
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  19. Val..

    Alpines in a greenhouse.

    If you like yellow flowers then try some of the Draba, like mollisima and longisliqua. They make really nice well flowered plants when grown properly. We have a lovely big one with a hole in the...
    If you like yellow flowers then try some of the Draba, like mollisima and longisliqua. They make really nice well flowered plants when grown properly. We have a lovely big one with a hole in the middle where one of the cats stood on it.
    If you like yellow flowers then try some of the Draba, like mollisima and longisliqua. They make really nice well flowered plants when grown properly. We have a lovely big one with a hole in the middle where one of the cats stood on it.
    If you like yellow flowers then try some of the Draba, like mollisima and longisliqua. They make really nice well flowered plants when grown properly. We have a lovely big one with a hole in the...
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  20. Palustris

    Spotty Cotty

    I'd probably agree with you about Waterperry's display (although I haven't gone there on Saxifrage day) but he does know his saxifrages.The best guy, I've found personally, for buying...
    I'd probably agree with you about Waterperry's display (although I haven't gone there on Saxifrage day) but he does know his saxifrages.The best guy, I've found personally, for buying Saxifrages from is Dr. Steve Furness in the Alpine Plant Centre in Derbyshire. I still think the whole thing,...
    I'd probably agree with you about Waterperry's display (although I haven't gone there on Saxifrage day) but he does know his saxifrages.The best guy, I've found personally, for buying Saxifrages from is Dr. Steve Furness in the Alpine Plant...
    I'd probably agree with you about Waterperry's display (although I haven't gone there on Saxifrage day) but he does know his saxifrages.The best guy, I've found personally, for buying...
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