Broken bog manifold pipe!


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Thanks- have 2 more days of hubbies help then on my own for the rest. The leaves are already falling due to the dry weather.
 
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I wonder if we should have wrapped our manifold pipes in landscaping fabric or something similar? Would that stop the roots?
Maybe not.
I don't know....maybe the fabric would clog easier? Definitely will clog , and they do next to nothing for stopping roots from growing RIGHT through THE fabric

It's still quite amazing those roots traveled all the way down there being you have 2.5 feet of gravel.
Id caution on any mint I had a hitch hiker . And I'm still battling it in the small bog
 

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Mint is easy to rip out as is water celery which is also a fast grower. I just don't want to put any plants in that have runner roots!
 
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Yep, those umbrella plants do have some massive roots.
We are lucky they are tropical and won't survive our winters.
When I pull them out in the fall, it's amazing how large the root system can get.
Mm. Hmmm. At least some of us in the tropical zones do a lot of pulling throughout the year! I keep them in a pot in the bog and when the roots start coming out over the pot top, I haul the whole mess out and start trimming. Anyone who wants some in the spring, let me know (just pay the shipping).
 
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Most of plumbing done. Added a 4x4 to raise the sides so now waiting on the small liner I ordered to patch all the screw holes on the edges. Got the 3" wide double side adhesive tape so going to cut a 3" strip to put around top.
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When we had our bog I found water willow put down runner roots like crazy. I love it in my floating planters in the pond, but it's super easy to control in the baskets.
 
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Seeming all around the bog a 3 ?inch extension. It makes little difference to sem on a 3 inch or 30 inch . Add on a foot and there's room for another addition down the road
 
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I was just going to patch the holes. Got the 3 inch tape but didn't realize it has glue on both sides. Was lucky to find a 3x5 liner under $ 50 with free shipping. Cutting into strips. Not planning on rebuilding!
 

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