Posted: 16/03/2017 at 13:28
with the exception of hepatica perhaps, none of the plants you mentioned are suitable for a trough....they are vigorous to very vigorous plants.
you need to research what alpines you want......loads of little gems, little cushions.. the TRUE alpines. Some like alkaline conditions, some like acid conditions. Some need perfect drainage ....viz., rapid water run off. The grit too is important to consider...limestone, for example, would be fatal for any acid lovers
I havent grown true alpines for a few years now so where you can get them now I am not sure of. There are specialist nurseries on line. I grew them in largish stone troughs.
Get a catalogue or two or visit online catalogues and select a few for compatability and colour.
I once called on someone who grew alpines in 3 greenhouses......wonderful. The perfect conditions for alpines free from too much rain. It is the wet that alpines struggle with
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