Working on the Bog Garden
23 October 2010 23:13:28
Fatsia - One of the plants going into the edge of the Bog garden
Hello all I have not been on the site much lately but just spent the last hour catching up with all your journals.
We have been very busy getting our bog garden ready behind the ponds - Gerry had the mini digger hired last week and he got all the roots of the trees finally out. The ground was then levelled and today the first of four bog gardens was dug out - liner and hose put in and hole refilled with soil enriched with some well rotted compost.
We were in Dublin last Saturday night for a reunion and on the Sunday we took a drive up to Mount Venus but unfortunately it was closed so on our way home (to Longford to pick up kids from Granny's ) we went to O'Mearas in Mullingar - I was thrilled to get quite a few of the plants that I had on the list for the Bog garden
The list of plants include
Iris "yedo Yoman"
Iris "Butter and Sugar"
Hosta "Big Daddy"
Dryopteris Affinis Cristata "The King"
Cornus - Midwinter Fire
Cornus Alba "Sibirica Variegata"
Zantedeschia aethiopica "green Goddess"
These will hopefully be planted in tomorrow -
I must put up an album of the work to date.