Not sure what i think of alpine plants. They can be nice to look at and very delicate, but you usually have to get right up close in order to appreciate them. However, I thought I’d give it a go in a pot as I had half a bag of gravel hanging around. It also helped to fill in the quiet time in January. I lost one of the plants after three weeks despite adding a lot of grit for drainage. The Saxifrage, in flower in the picture is quite sweet, but I do remember losing one last summer in a pot – probably due to poor drainage. I did plant an alpine Aquilegia in the middle on the wide plastic pot and expected it to be quite short. In the end it grew to a foot tall and looked out of place. Several of the other plants quickly grew bigger and started to swamp their neighbours. Especially the plant on the right (a type of Sedum I think) that i’ve had to trim back several times. Not a good start to alpine planting and I reckon that I’ll have to separate the plants and pot them up individually.