You can discover a huge array of alpine plants at Poplar Nurseries. Our family-run nursery typically stocks between 40 and 80 different varieties of alpine plants, depending on season, with stock changing every week.
To find the perfect alpine plants for your garden plan, speak to one of our helpful team on 01206 210 374 or call in to Poplar Nurseries on the A120 just outside Colchester, Essex.
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What are Alpine Plants?
Alpine plants are known for their robustness and providing structure, colour and inspiration in spaces that are traditionally more difficult to plant in. These versatile, low-growing plants are perfect for rockeries and tubs in well-drained soil.
Most alpines provide good foliage or flower interest during the year, which is perfect for gardeners who don’t get the chance to spend much time looking after their garden, particularly as their hardy nature means they require very little maintenance.
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How to look after Alpine Plants
The great beauty of alpine plants is that they can provide year-round colour in the garden without much looking after at all. Most alpines are suited to dry, rocky conditions, and therefore prefer gritty, free-draining soil.
These characteristics make alpines a perfect choice for containers, gravel gardens, raised beds or rock gardens. The key thing to avoid with alpine plants is heavy, consistently damp soil, especially in winter.