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Wait until Spring.. unless you have a cold greenhouse

As the weather cools, so does the soil, so from now onwards it is only suitable to buy alpines if you have a cold greenhouse or coldframe to grow them in over winter. Best to wait until next Spring if you're planning on growing them outside in a rockery or container, as they'll simply get too wet over winter otherwise.

Particularly in the North, it is a good idea to give alpine container planting some wiinter protection if you can, by erecting a 'roof' of perspex or glass, propped up on rigid wire corner supports (or bricks if a larger container).

Posted by Slack Top on 12/10 at 10:09 AM in General news