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Alpines in lockdown

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Alpines in lockdown

The alpine bed covered to stop the plants getting waterlogged and then frozen during the winter. In the wild, they would be safe under buried a layer of snow



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Andrew, is the cover transparent then? I can’t quite see it clearly.

1 Nov, 2020

 

All settled in for the winter ........

1 Nov, 2020

 

Kate - it's semi transparent. I've used this for several years now and the plants don't seem to mind

1 Nov, 2020

 

I see you have plenty of bricks on top of your frame. My lid, over my scree bed (open sided) blew off last night. Replaced and put more bricks on this morning.

2 Nov, 2020

 

Nice one! Good idea! Thanks for sharing, Andrew.

2 Nov, 2020

 

Good idea.
This last winter we built a plastic tent trying to save the Tibouchina Mutabilis, unsuccessfully. The cold weather and frosts burnt it to the ground. Using wood might help.

6 Nov, 2020



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