Diarmuid Gavin: How to adorn your garden with alpine elegance

Pretty yet resilient, alpines make great plants for the garden... just be sure to put them in the right place

Pulsatilla vulgaris or the Pasque flower

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Alpine plants are often delicate and small in appearance. This, however, belies their incredible tenacity and resilience. They have adapted to survive in hostile conditions, often in rocky mountains at high elevations.