Interesting And Unusual Bog Garden
A bog garden is an interesting and unusual addition to any landscape. Whether your bog is large and built into the ground, or small and simply housed in a container, carnivorous plants serve as a special focal point in these plantings. A bog garden is a type of marshy garden located in low-lying areas in a yard that are prone to be very wet. They are often located near a pond or contain an artificial pond. Bog gardens need very little care and are ideal for plants that require constantly wet ground. Bog gardens are best kept fairly small as they are easier to construct and maintain. But if you do want a larger area, remember to put in stepping stones or pathways to allow access for maintenance. You construct a bog garden in much the same way as making a pond but the hole needs to be much shallower.
Mark out the area you want to excavate and then dig out the soil to a depth of about 18in. Line the hole with polythene or butyl liner, securing the edges with a line of stones or bricks. Lay a length of leaky hose pipe along the bottom of the hole and seal it up one end. The other end will need to come out of the hole so that the area can be irrigated. Cover the hose pipe with grit to stop it becoming blocked and then put all the excavated soil back into the hole. It might be an idea to add some well rotted leaf mould or compost at this point to provide a good growing medium. Your bog garden is now ready to plant up.
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