Interesting And Unusual Bog Garden

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.

Garden With Pathway And Bog Garden

Garden With Pathway And Bog Garden

Bog gardens are designed to mimic natural bogs, so they should never be fertilized. Like natural bogs, they will make their own fertilizer.

Clever Bog Garden With Wooden Walkway And Edging

Clever Bog Garden With Wooden Walkway And Edging

Creating a bog garden is a little more involved than sticking some plants that love moisture into a soggy part of your yard.

Outdoor Rectangular Bog Garden With Small Plants

Outdoor Rectangular Bog Garden With Small Plants

If you have children and are worried about the depth of water in a pond, a bog garden is a good shallow alternative.

Bog Garden With Carnivorous Plants

Bog Garden With Carnivorous Plants

Not all carnivorous plants are adapted for bog life, but the most common and easy to grow species thrive in these gardens.

Bog Garden With Pond And Rocks

Bog Garden With Pond And Rocks

If you have a redundant or leaking pond, you can easily turn this into a bog garden.

Backyard With Small Bog Garden

Backyard With Small Bog Garden

Since a bog garden does not need much care, it should be disturbed as little as possible.

Bog Garden With Stone Edging

Bog Garden With Stone Edging

A bog garden will not only provide an opportunity to grow a different and attractive set of plants in your garden, it will also attract an abundance of wildlife.

Bog Garden With Wooden Walkway

Bog Garden With Wooden Walkway

By making a bog garden you won't just create an attractive space in your garden, you will also attract an abundance of wildlife.

Large Bog Garden With Stepping Stones

Large Bog Garden With Stepping Stones

A bog garden is a great addition to any garden, a place that will provide children with endless fascination, as well as the beautiful spectacle of a mature wetland space.

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