Alpines September 2012

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Tim Ingram
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Joined: 2011-04-27

Cohan - Peter Erskine's garden is what we all wish for, a steep slope up to the field above, good well drained greensand soil, moisture always percolating through because of the field above. All the rock and tufa is imported and the garden built into the slope (and it all had to be brought up from below past the house so a huge amount of work was involved). It's a great garden because of the strong discipline put on the range of plants grown - I for one want to grow far too many different plants requiring different conditions. I should put these pictures under a different topic since they were taken in May(!), but just to show some other views - you can never stop adding to a garden like this!

Dr. Timothy John Ingram
Faversham, Kent, UK
I garden in a relatively hot and dry region (for the UK!), with an annual rainfall of around 25", winter lows of -10°C and summer highs of 30°C.

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Looks like a delightful place to visit :) thanks for sharing more!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F;

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Joined: 2009-09-21

What a great garden, Tim. :o  And no tree root competition, to boot!

About my orostachys, thanks Lori.  I really don't know anything about the genus, and except for one plant I grew a decade ago (no clue as to species), I've not grown them before.  Good to know that some of yours bloom the first year from seed, too.  I had thought it very odd (another bad assumption), especially with my inattentive care.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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RickR wrote:

What a great garden, Tim. :o  And no tree root competition, to boot!


Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!


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