- Mar 4, 2018
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Welcome. Looks like it will be a nice build. Love the DIY trickle filter.
I found a really good article on line of how to build a bog. http://nelsonwatergardens.com/gravel-bog-filter-construction/I am somewhat limited to what plants I can get here in Texas, but I have used Water Hyssop (Bacopa Monnieri) and Parrot's Feather with a lot of success. I have been tempted to try other plants but I like the mounding/trailing look that these plants give the box. I am thinking about upgrading my bog eventually and running PVC under the gravel because at the moment my water is just pumped up to the box with flexible tubing and then it fills up and overflows back to the pond.
May you could put some sort of greenhouse cover over it.I run my filter, aeration kit, and bog box year round. This last year my plants didn’t do so hot in the winter so I might have to winter them inside or cover the bog somehow to try to keep it from freezing over too much.
Thanks j.w. The plan is to have it spill over the sides of the bog box. Hopefully it helps to hide an ugly supply line or two as well. It should be easy to controls as their is no dirt nearby, just deck and stone patio.Yes Creeping Jenny will be your friend for life here
It likes to creep everywhere so I try to keep mine contained to the pond area. It will try to grow out into my grass but it's easy to pull out unless you ignore it and let it go nuts.
I bought three small plants from a local box store, so I may have overdone it again. But I picked up some old school shears at a garage sale last year, the creeping jenny should be no match for those.@Panzer13 I stopped questioning mine long ago View attachment 110781
The Creeping Jenny should fill in nicely and hide your line. I just had to cut mine today as it was creeping over onto the walkway. I'm letting it grow to under my Japanese Maple by the pond. I'll really have to keep an eye on it tho as it is really sneaky
Cedar is used up here exterior wise a lot. The climate up here is very harsh and radical at times. Cedar resists rot, looks good, machines like butter but isn’t structurally strong very strong.I'm gonna need to redo my top boards pretty soon and your comment on cedar boards has me thinking I might need to go that route myself. I'm guess cedar boards hold up to water and weather a lot better than the standard 1x6 boards?
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