Alpine plants are often unfairly misunderstood as being hard to grow or only suited for rockeries. This guide explains versatility of alpine plants and the many ways in which readily available, hardy species can be grown as attractive features in any garden. All aspects of alpine cultivation and propagation are shown, as well as how to plant and maintain raised beds, troughs and containers. Other planting ideas such as, gravel areas, around ponds, paving and patios, walls and borders are fully explored and the comprehensive plant directory is packed with inspiration.
Graham Clarke has been a gardening writer and journalist for more than 25 years. He has written a dozen books and countless articles for most of the major UK gardening magazines. At various times he was editor of Amateur Gardening and Horticulture Week and is now a freelance garden writer and consultant. He lives in Dorset.