Alpine Delights8th April 2011 • General • Stephanie Donaldson
I had 45 minutes to whiz round the RHS Flower Show at the Horticultural Halls in London last week. The alpines were a real treat – my first gardening job was working in an alpine nursery and I’ve loved them ever since. They are so varied and at times downright quirky – the Asarum delavayi was particularly eye-catching with its ruff of dark three-petalled flowers underneath its mottled green leaves. If you missed them at Vincent Square, you can always visit the alpine houses at Wisley.