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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:10 am    Post subject: Rocks in troughs. Reply with quote

A humorous recent entry in my garden blog.

https://coolwatergarden.com/rocks-in-troughs/

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rock/alpine gardens are not really my cup of tea (never had much luck with them) but your collection is inspiring. I am really intrigued by that red rock. I have a pebble like that and am trying to remember where I got it from. It really is a striking red.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. With Alpine plants you really have to work out in advance what they like. Sun or shade. Limey or acidic. Super drainage or wet. Sometimes difficult to find the exact info.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember a couple of Summer holidays in Austria - those skiers don't know what they are missing! The wild flowers there, many of which, we grow as 'alpines', were absolutely gorgeous. I can't come close to that on a patch of partly shady and well drained 'bog'!

I have one tub in the suniest spot, otherwise it's all shrubs, perennials and my Japanese garden. I'll just have to admire from afar. Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Impressive looking collection KS. I reckon the red one has to be a sandstone of some sort.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, I'd love to be able to identify rocks of all sorts. The more I google some, the more confusing it is.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get friendly with a geologist!
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