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Alpine Garden Society On-line Show, 2008

Class 1: view of an Alpine bed in a garden setting (eg. scree, raised bed, rockery), brief description to be included

Entries: 9
Entry by Elizabeth Maddock

Potentilla nevadensis 'Miss Wilmott' in flower among the Aquilegia and Thyme on the rockery

Entry by Graham Catlow

Rockery in late June
The rockery is bound by two young Abies koreana for height and structure. The foreground and upper area is generally in full sun through the summer and is planted to suit, with varieties of penstemons, osteospermum, genista, thymus, dianthus, phlox, and is split down the centre with raoulia australis. The rest of the rockery gets less sun than the other areas and also remains damper and is planted to suit, with examples of primula, arisaema, bletilla, dwarf rhododendron, fritillaria, and spring and autumn flowering gentians.

Entry by Eberhard Proessdorf

Arenaria tetraquetra, Sempervivum and Saxifraga in my rockery

Entry by john lee

Summer scree
Hot south facing scree with Dianthus,Phlox.Globularia,and Cytisus.

Judge's comment: Mature planting with useful description
Entry by Ken Curtis

Ranunculus parnasifolius, GENTIANA ACAULIS “KREBS, OMPHALODES LOJKAE, DAPHNE x HENDERSONII `AURORA’PARAQUILEGIA GRANDIFLORA, Gentiana orbicularis, Gentiana verna var. oschtenica

Entry by Hans Achilles

Mediterranean Rockery
In this rockery I grow mainly bulbous plants next to stipas and limonium species - Iris of the section Oncocyclus are dominant in this part.

Entry by Michael and Caryl Baron

Trillium rivale
Trilliums amongst mossy saxifrage by the pond with Lysichiton americanum

Entry by Hilary Birks

This rockery is small. The framework is provided by a mature dwarf spruce, Rhododendron 'Curlew', various other dwarf Rhododendrons, Salix boydii, Saxifraga paniculata, Phlox, Hutchinsia alpina, and Potentilla eriocarpa (running rampant). It is backed by a colony of blue Meconopsis and shaded by Nothofagus pumilio. It has a large turn-over of species. Plants I grow from seed are often planted here and they have to take their chance in the west Norwegian climate.

Entry by Luc Gilgemyn

Raised bed
dominated by Delosperma congesta in the front - further Dianthus "La Bourboule", Tulipa batalinii "Bright Gem", Polygala calcarea lillet, Iberis candoleana, Campanula aucheri, Aquilegia flabelata, etc... Pieris, Rhododendrons and Azaleas in the background

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