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My 'boggy' garden


By cath10


Hi I’m new to this site – came across it accidentally. Let me describe what my garden is like.

My house backs onto a field. All the water from this field runs down to my garden. I have managed to divert some of the water by digging a channel – which works quite well. But my garden is still waterlogged in both winter and rainy days!

I find it very hard to find suitable plants. I have managed to find some but they are all of a similar type. Can anyone suggest any suitable plants? The sides of my garden are fine and I have no problems there – but I love flowers and would like a more of a country feel to it with my borders.

I will post photos when I can.


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Welcome to GoY cath, there are a lot of knowledgeable people on here who will be able to advise you.....unfortunately I am not one of them! :o))

27 Apr, 2010


Hi Cath, it would be a good idea to post a question regarding plants for boggy gardens, as a lot of our more expert members read questions rather than blogs. Like Pottygardner, I can't help you sorry, but I'm sure there are other Goyers who can.....:o)...good luck

27 Apr, 2010


Welcome to GoY, Cath10. I have a very soggy garden during winter and rainy periods. My soil is heavy clay so the water just sits there but in dry summer weather the ground becomes rock hard. The garden was flooded to a depth of a foot or more on two occasions this last winter but, surprisingly all my plants have survived. In my front garden I have viburnam, 2 x Salix 'Hakura Nishiki', a star magnolia, griselina, 2 x japanese quince I also have a couple of roses as well as lots of geums and hardy geraniums for colour. The lawn is mossy and weedy but it's green! Hope this gives you some ideas - I'm not an expert by any means - I've just looked out my window and seen what's survived over the last few 12 years :)

Good luck.

27 Apr, 2010


Yours sounds like a lovely garden Gee. I suppose an "expert" can be anyone who has gardened for long enough eh?.....:o).

27 Apr, 2010


Welcome :o) I hope you enjoy it here.

27 Apr, 2010

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