filling the container
Step 1: A tall cyperus plant is carefully removed from its pot before planting in the compost. A sedge, this would typically be planted on a pond shelf, and helps create a wild feel to the feature.
Step 2: The purplish-leaved Lobelia cardinalis ‘Queen Victoria’ is introduced. Care is taken not to overcrowd the container, by placing the plants slightly apart. Smaller plants need to be positioned so they can enjoy sufficient sunlight. ›
Step 3: The tin bath is filled with more of the aquatic compost, using a trowel to carefully bed in the plants. The succulent herb Veronica beccabunga, or brooklime, trails over the side of the bath for added interest.
Step 4: Adding a mulch of gravel to the compost will help with water filtration. The extra layer also creates a neat and tidy appearance at the top of the container.
Step 5: Container bog gardens will tend to dry out quickly, so it is important they are checked regularly and watered frequently. The soil needs to be kept moist at all times, but should never be waterlogged. Project: GAP Photos