Posted: 22/03/2015 at 20:54
I've had an idea for a garden design feature and I'd like ask other users whether they think the plants will like it.
I've never grown alpines before, having grown up in a very wet location. Now I live with a hot dry garden in Cambridgeshire. One border is so hot that only South African and South American plants survive in it. I'm trying to make a grass-free garden because of allergy issues, and I am on a tightish budget.
Anyway, I had this thought to lay a sweeping curve of block paving (very cheap) and leave some of the blocks out and fill the holes with alpines. It should be hot dry, and well drained and I thought it might be interesting as I've never done anything like this.
I just wondered if anyone had any insight into whether this is a good idea from the plants' point of view? There is no risk at all of them sitting wet.