Bog plants are ideal for planting areas where the soil remains wet but not submerged for example in the shallow areas of a wildlife pond. It is worth remembering most marginal plants will happily grow in these conditions, but bog plants will not do well on marginal shelves. These plants will add more colour, extend the flowering season around the pond and look great next to the traditional marginal plants
Care & Planting
These plants are ideally suited for planting directly into soil around the pond edge, maybe where the pond overflows, or in a purpose built bog garden made from surplus pond liner.
When they are to be placed in a beached area it may be desirable to plant into an aquatic container that is then directly buried into the gravel. Some bog garden plants can have their root balls wrapped in Hessian with some soil, then placed into the gravel.
Ensure that these plants are not planted in areas that are likely to be submerged during the winter. Take care to protect less hardy plants over winter by leaving their dead leaves on or covering with straw for protection, especially Gunnera.