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This has taken me quite a bit longer to complete than I expected, but then I
haven't been cracking on with it every day as I probably should. There have
been days where it had to wait for one reason or another, one day heavy
rain, another day I've got no moss peat or sand etc.
It also cost a bit more to create than I thought it would, but now that it
is finished I am quite happy with it and the cost is not important.
The photo's here are of the last few stages and while it is now complete I
imagine I will constantly be reshaping and fiddling around as I see things
that could be different or better. I need to leave it to do its own thing as
much as possible though. It will probably take a couple of years to settle
into its own system and start to look really natural.
It looks obviously planted at the minute, because it is. lol - I will take
more photo's as time goes by and maybe upload some more in a year or two and
see how different it looks.
1+2 - Finally full and the liner trimmed slightly
2+4 - Added a few rocks at the back. Also a layer of compost so I can
plant other (non-carnivorous) plants along the back.
5+6 - A small fence to discourage the footprint monster. Also scattered
bark between the fence and the actual bog (there is about a foot between
fence & bog to allow me to tend it).
7-9 - Finally plants are introduced. North American Pitcher plants
(Sarracenia), Sundew (Drosera) and Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula).
I will be adding some long fibre Sphagnum at some point too, but for now..
that's it. :)