Let's face it, growing alpines is a bit daunting. These are plants that come from exotic locations, growing in extreme conditions, needing years of experience to get results, right? Well, no, not necessarily. Of course there are many hard-to-grow alpines, but many - maybe even most - are not. This page aims to give you the basic information you need to get started.
It's a work in progress - keep coming back to see what has been added.
Gavin Moore wrote this in 2014 to encourage members to start growing some easy plants and bulbs, with a view to exhibiting them at either of our shows. I went to Murphy and Woods (the garden centre mentioned) in September 2016 and most of the bulbs were available then too.
Two dozen plants suitable for showing in Section C
SectionC is the beginners section for showing plants in the annual AGS Show. George Sevastopulo put this together in 2013 to help those who would like to get into showing plants.