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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Circular trough planted with Saxifrages today in Tufa & water-worn limestone. The Tufa will eventually shade to grey.






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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saxs starting to flower in the Tufa.



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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely job, KS. I'm looking forward to growing some myself. Did you buy real tufa or make your own?
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought 4 bits of Derbyshire Tufa from the Alpine Centre in Froggatt.

He appears to have the best prices on alpines and also they're not molly-coddled. They stay out through the Penine winters.

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi KS! I'm looking to pick your brains, here.
I've bought a lovely chinese dish, 52cm diameter and about 4cm deep, that I intend to plant up as a small "mountain" alpine landscape. This is what I propose to do as a foundation:
- I've bored good sized drainage holes which I'll cover with crocks, followed by
- a layer of 1cm gravel
- a piece of landscape fabric.
I will follow this with rocks and my gritty compost, finally mulching with fine gravel after planting.
Do you think this an appropriate procedure?
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Perfect!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:19 pm    Post subject: Been a while Reply with quote

Lovely containers !!!

It's been a while and I had a bit of a setback with the hypertufa. I didn't use enough cement so the winter was a bit hard on them and some fell to bits. I have improved a bit now and have taken to producing my own rust paint from iron dust... good fun, if a little dangerous to work with! gardening can be exciting Smile



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