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Video: How To Create An Alpine Slide Without High Costs
A slide without fancy
Of course, coming to a summer cottage, it is always nice to see vegetables or fruits ripening in the beds on the trees. However, the yield of vegetable and fruit crops in our climate is highly dependent on the vagaries of nature. It is not always possible to cope with them. And we really want our garden to please us with its flowering, unusual landscape compositions. Therefore, you often have to think about how to decorate your site so that the eye rejoices in early spring and late autumn.
One of the interesting design elements in my garden is a slide. If you follow the recommendations that are given on it in the special literature, then this is a rather complex structure that requires a lot of labor. I decided to approach the solution of this problem in a simpler and more pleasant way.
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So, we choose a place free of the beds, and fill it with construction waste. There is no need to specially select large rubbish, pieces of slate, dried pieces of cement and metal parts are also suitable here. Then we fill all this "wealth" with earth and look for stones.
The most difficult thing for me in this matter was the search for suitable stones. Sometimes, found stones had to be transported from afar, and therefore the hill did not form immediately. Three or four stones form a cell. The cell is covered with earth, and then I planted the plant there.
I chose low-growing, long-flowering, unpretentious and perennial plants for the slide. For example, such plants include the numerous sedum family. In the literature, it is called purple sedum. There is also a green-leaved sedum, there is also a red-leaved one. There are plants up to 40 cm high, and there are creeping species. Sedum is a very unpretentious plant, it pleases the eye with greenery and unpretentious multi-colored flowers all summer.
Stonecrops are widely used in landscape gardening. It is difficult even to imagine an alpine slide or rockery without them.
Plants with creeping shoots are used as ground cover - to strengthen retaining walls, for alpine slides, rockeries, ridges, curbs, background curtains, various compositions.
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Of the annuals, I opted for a delicate multicolored lobelia. I really like these plants. Lobelia is a flower grown for a variety of purposes. It looks good in pots and balcony boxes.
In an annual culture, for example, ampelous lobelia is good. It is used as a flowering and ornamental-deciduous plant in borders, ridges and carpet compositions.
Marigolds are also suitable here. Even remontant mustacheless strawberries look great on the slide.
Then place neatly on the stones the animal figurines that remain in abundance in every home after the New Year holidays.
So you have formed an original corner of landscape design. In my opinion, everything is not very difficult, but what a scope for imagination! And you can see my slide in the photo.
Good luck to all budding gardeners!