Barrel bog garden

Discussion in 'Water Gardening' started by EJ, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. EJ

    EJ Allotmenteer Extraordinaire

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    Yesterday my darling brought me 2 half whiskey barrels for £25. A bargain!! One is destined to become a bog garden by the pond. I was planning to dig an area and line it with pond liner, then back fill. However, one of the plants is a gunnera, and I am hoping that the half barrel will keep it from growing quite so huge. Also I am hoping it will be more of a feature as the patch it is going into is a bit dull in the summer once the spring flowers have all gone. I shall take photos as I go along. :D

    Oh, the other one, well it has the distillery logo on the bottom, so I think upturned it will make a rather spiffing table next to my lounger for when I am partaking a wee dram in the garden. :smt030
     
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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Your ideas sounds great EJ - can we have piccies when the two half barrels are in situ? I love the idea of a bog garden planter. :-D
     

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