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Wait until Spring.. unless you have a cold greenhouse

Our online shop is temporarily closed, as soil conditions simply aren’t suitable for planting alpines, and we need some time for winter propagation. You can still view our plants but the ‘add to list’ function is disabled. Our shop will re-open in January 2021.

Many plants have now been added to our site for 2021 so take a look and see what’s new.

A massive thank-you to all our customers for keeping us in business over this last year. We extend our best wishes to you all – keep safe through these challenging times and we look forward to hearing from you again next year.

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