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‘Alpines – An Essential Guide’

Now only £18.99 for a signed copy

(ISBN 978–1–84797–295–8)

If you're looking for an easy to use yet inspiring book on alpines, our new book will hit the spot! Aimed at both the beginner and the more experienced enthusiast, this essential guide contains a wealth of beautifully illustrated information including:

•    Traditional and contemporary settings for growing alpines.
•    Advice on planting and maintenance.
•    Information on propagation methods and facilities
•    An A-Z of over 180 of the best alpine plants, with a useful table of flowering times.

Based on Michael Mitchell's thirty years' experience as a nurseryman running Slack Top Nursery, this book provides an insight into new and inspirational ways of growing this popular group of plants.



A.    The book is on sale from the nursery or shows (£18.99), and can be signed or dedicated as required. 

B.    If you are order plants by mail order from us, why not add a copy of the book to your order and we’ll enclose it within the same box.

C.    Alternatively a copy can simply be posted directly to a UK address, using a Royal Mail ‘signed for’ service and secure packaging, for an additional £4.90. Payment can be by bank transfer (BACS) or cheque made payable to Slack Top Nurseries. Please contact us for bank details if you'd like to pay by BACS.

What our customers say...

"At last, a long overdue book on alpines from one of the country's top alpine plantsmen. Easy to read, well explained and presented with a good selection of photographs and illustrations. Plenty of advice on the major pitfalls you are likely to encounter. Best of all, a mouth-watering, hand picked selection of nearly 200 tried and tested species and varieties. Well worth the price.” Mr D Jackson, Cumbria
"A friend lent me your book 'Alpines - an essential guide'; which I read and, although an enthusiast for the last 30 years, was so impressed with the personal approach e.g ' For the first five years at our nursery all cuttings were rooted in a cold frame.......' that I promptly ordered my own copy and refer to it regularly." J. Buchanan, North Wales
"A book you can pick up again and again always finding something to learn. Very easy to read and understand. A winner - brilliant!” P. Mitchell, Henllan, North Wales
"Lovely book, beautifully composed and excellent photos. We are enjoying it." Dr Manchester, Bradford