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making a bog garden

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 21:11

alex, fairygirl, dizzylizzy, hi and good suggestions, dizzylizzy that's a smart looking garden, good work! as for my attempt? well it's coming on, i saw something on the babestation channel, about sticking a branch into a damp area, encourages some insects to burrow in and lay their eggs? anybody else aware of this? did i say babestation channel? meant discovery home channel. my neighbour george has a really nice witch-hazel. can someone suggest a stockist of extra long secateurs? my pair aren't quite long enough to reach his plant from my side of the fence? i'd ask him for a cutting but he's not speaking after i borrowed his ride-on to go down to greggs for the 4 sausage roll deal, 2 vanilla slices and a bag of various scones, the blueberry were lovely. i didn't know you aren't allowed on the road with a drive-on, didn't stop that guy in the movie going to visit his bro? strangely enough my garden is looking remarkably similar to george's! we appear to have the same taste in flora! pop in the old soil sara, just mix in some compost to liven it up, listen to me, 5 posts and i'm an expert!




making a bog garden

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 14:22

hi janfran,

more good tips, thanks. i suppose location is pretty important too? if you build it...kevin costner will come! my garden, it's my dad's really but he thinks the garden is for opening the kitchen window and throwing out anything he dose'nt eat, that'll do the foxes! we have obese foxes now that get wedged in fences, don't know how many times the fire brigade have been sent for, they bring a huge tub of trex and rubber gloves, i'd go along the gavin hastings route myself. ideally i'd go for the pond but those pesky kids! i will carry-on and with all the good advice i will get some pleasure from my endeavours, a frog or two and maybe a small  hernia thrown in!  

making a bog garden

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 21:17

dovefromabove, bob was always the funnier one?  thanks for ideas, that's one big 'ol plant. wonder if you could smoke it? you'd have to use a double-sheet to wrap it in? i'd love to have a garden big enough but sadly not. the rodgersia is a pretty wee thing, lovely colour. thanks for the bamboo idea sara4. potential food source for the roo?


making a bog garden

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 12:20

hi dazzler, hi wrightt,

thanks for replies. great advice, again the hose trick, seems a must? lots of stuff for me to mull over whilst continuing my bog slog. i like the sound of your heath robinson stream feeding watering system wrightt, cool! thanks again. i think wayne rooney would feel right at home running around under gunnera mantica?  or am i missing a link here?

making a bog garden

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 05:25

thank you sara 4. that's smashing advice. good tip regards the hose. i saw something on tv about hosta's saying you can eat the leaves? anyone tried this?  just need to get stuck in later today. good luck with your pond and bog sara, these things add such a lot more fun and interest to the garden. it would be great to see a dragon-fly visiting, and wayne rooney is always welcome, but keep your ball away from my green-house!

making a bog garden

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 22:07

hello everybody,

i've started to dig out a bog garden, would like a pond but too many kids sharing the garden. anyone got some simple, simple, simple tips? nothing too boffin-like? and what about plants? would love to encourage wild life, frogs, toads, crabs, giraffes, pine-martens, white tailed sea eagles,wayne rooney, duckdoo's? what's a duckdoo? quack, quack! aiming a bit high but one must dream? many thanks.



what is this plant

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 05:13

bravo! case closed. thank you.

what is this plant

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 23:27

evidence! nutcutlet solve this puzzle please?


what is this plant

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 22:55

makes sense? i will try and get one posted. thank you nutcutlet.

what is this plant

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 22:39
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what is this plant

hi, shrub/tree, 10ft, flowers like those of a cherry tree, seems to have two different leaf types? one has a white trim all around it? bark looks like that of elderberry? any ideas? baffled dan. thanks  
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