planning a bog garden questions...

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  1. dymndgyrl

    dymndgyrl Member

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    Gabriola Is. BC
    I'm planning to put in a bog garden using an old rubber pond liner. From some things I've read, I thought I would make it about 12" deep with an additional 3" of fill above the rim of the liner so it can drain. I would fill it with sand and peat because I want to have all carnivourous plants growing there, and apparently they like minimal or nonexistant nutrients in the soil.
    Here's my questions:

    1. In our rainy climate (Gulf Islands) do I need to make additional drainage, like maybe slits in the bottom or sides of the liner?

    2. My soil is very alkaline, so I wouldn't want to use any in the mix, but should I add some bought topsoil to the sand and peat?

    3. Does any one have a bog thats not connected to a pond, or is growing hardy carnivorous plants and can give me some advise? :)
  2. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Vancouver BC Canada
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