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would i be able to turn this boggy patch into a pond????


By Amme

United Kingdom Gb

otherwise can people tell me what i can do to stop it from being boggy as the squidy ground carries on fro about 2ft into the garden????? the picture is just a bit of the water




How about turning it into a bog garden? You can plant bog plants and marginal plants. They need damp ground but not a pond. Halfway between the two. Kingcups for instance, would grow well.

2 May, 2009


sounds like a good idea, i could try it i suppose, but i also want a water feature and was trying to do both but without the expense of buying a pond LOL.

2 May, 2009


You are lucky, there are many beautiful plants that love bog soil. If you need a list, let me know and I'll dig out my books!

2 May, 2009


Hi Amme - what is causing the boggy ground in that area? As this will dictate what you can plant and grow happily.

2 May, 2009


we are on clay soil, but it used to be a pig farm. my husband has dug a big trench out today to see what it was like underneath and we think we have found the cause, there is a huge slab of tarmac in the ground where the builders must have dumped it when the house was built, hubby is goiing to see if we cna chissel it out and see if that helps. otherwise i think its a bog garden

2 May, 2009


Oooh, that means you have super soil for growing things in. Think of all that natural fertiliser. Save you a fortune in not needing to buy bags of compost! Well done hubby for finding the tarmac. I would say that is a big reason for the bogginess!

2 May, 2009


yeah it is just going to take us months to get the tarmac out as its quite deep. and we have also found another lump of tarmac a bit furthur up. i think we may need to hire a mini digger LOL. either that or we'll break our backs

3 May, 2009


good luck Amme at least once the tarmac is gone you will have a great growing medium!

Short beef! Why the heck don't builders take away all the crap when they build a house instead of burying it in the garden! We've had friends uncover all sorts of garbage and plain rubbish which the builder should have taken to be disposed of... ah of course that costs the builder money... so they bury it in the garden or dump it somewhere —— grrr
And yes I do know that all builders are not bad :-)

3 May, 2009

How do I say thanks?

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