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  • BBC GW facts & figs

BBC GW facts & figs

Hope you enjoyed our little piece on alpines on BBC Gardeners' World last night (2 July). If you didn't catch the details, here is the mix for making the troughs, along with a suitable compost mixture for containers. If you haven't the time or inclination to make a trough then we sell them here at the nursery in different sizes and shapes (see section A under Plants)

Trough mix

Cement - 1 part

Red sand - 2 parts

Grit sand - 2 parts

Small grit chippings - half part


Compost mix for troughs

2 parts John Innes No. 2 

1 part grit

AVOID multi-purpose compost as it isn't suitable for alpines.


We also sell the TROUGHS here at the nursery

We sell lovely handmade troughs at the nursery in various sizes and shapes. They are perfect for growing alpine plants and are the ones featured on BBC Gardeners' World on 3 July. For more information go to the 'Plants' tab above, and then browse under 'A' for Alpine containers and you'll see the ones we have for sale - all priced at only £30.


Here is a clip from the BBC Gardeners' World episode:


Posted by Slack Top on 04/07 at 07:16 AM in General news