Mini Alpine Garden – Day 12 of #30DaysWild

Day 12 of #30DaysWild takes a look at my mini alpine garden I planted last year.

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At the beginning of last year I got interested in alpine plants. I can’t even remember where it came from. I think it was a combination of seeing massive succulents on my Instagram feed along with seeing alpine gardens being planted on Gardeners World and The Beechgrove Garden. For months prior to this I used to walk past the alpine section at a local garden centre admiring the plants but never buying one.

When we started to re-develop the back garden (still work in progress!)  I decided to make a corner a container alpine garden. I got plants from local garden centres as well as picking up a few interesting ones from Gardening Scotland down in  Edinburgh.

The main thing I had to consider when planting up was that alpine plants need good drainage so I had to get some special soil and also add small stones into the mix.

As I said previously I have done very little gardening since I found out I was pregnant last summer. Even now with Robin here I still haven’t done anything. So it is interesting to see how my alpine plants have got on in their second year with no help from me. Some have died but I’m happy to say quite a few have come back. Looking at these makes me want to get back out there and give them a bit of a spruce up! I love the vibrant colours, just check out those pink and yellows!

Take a look below at how my mini alpine garden is getting on:


Camilla- Erika and Robin Oleander x

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Looking good. I want to plant some alpines in my front garden. I saw some lovely ones at open gardens on Sunday.

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    1. You should go for it. Some of them have such surprising flowers like my polka dot saxifraga (not it’s real name). I never expected the flowers to look like that when I bought the plant before flowering season. Very interesting plants!


  2. Sakthi says:

    The alpines are looking good Cam! Yes succulents are very ‘in’ now aren’t they? On the theme of ‘mini plants’ I’ve been thinking of making up a wee terrarium but just haven’t got round to it! I also like how you ‘name’ your plants too! I have another type of saxifrage that I call ‘fairy flower’ cos it looks delicate and fairylike… 😄

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