My latest article for the Alpine Garden Society - the successes and failures of my alpine seed exchange sowing.
Article for Alpine Garden Society on Leonardslee Garden's magical Rock Garden, designed by James Pulham and Sons and made entirely from artificial rock.
There've been many articles in the press recently saying alpines are trendy again. Maybe it's because fewer people have big gardens or maybe it's just because alpines are just so pretty. This article for the Alpine Garden Society describing why alpines are my new big thing.
Why are snowdrops popular and which snowdrops are rare? Diary for the Alpine Garden Society describing why I have a growing passion for snowdrops.
The Edelweiss flower is world-renowned but few would know what they look like. Here I describe how I grow the Edelweiss in a pot, what it looks like and how it has come to be so revered.
This article gives step by step instructions on how to plant alpines in a trough or container and suggested easy to grow alpines to try. Alpine troughs are perfect containers to let your garden design skills run riot, but in a small space. Alpines are small, pretty and above all [...]
Rock chicks of the mountains, a traditional stone trough gives alpines their perfect show stage. Aged with moss and lichen, stone can be hard to beat aesthetically but they are expensive. You can create an artificial stone trough cheaply by covering an old sink in a cement-based hypertufa mix. Here's how.