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This idea came from the work that we do with sewage. Our systems produce a clean water effluent that is clean enough to discharge to ditches ponds et...
The bog garden starts life as a square hole with a level base and square sides. The shape was determined by the sleepers that we are using around the...
Once the base is levelled out, it is time to line the bottom of the bog garden with a cushion to stop stones rising up and making holes in the liner.
First of all a sharp sand coating is added to level the bottom completely... Not that the digger driver was not able to get it completely level!
The lining cushion is laid out in sheets and comes right up the side of the bog garden. It has to protect the liner, which is 0.75mm butyl from harm....
The liner is laid out and pushed all the way to the side of the hole. The liner is preformed to the size of the bog garden on purchase. It was made ...
Once the liner is in place it too is lined with cushion in order to protect it from the alfagrog that we will be putting on the top. The solid oak s...
The oak sleepers, green untreated oak, have small holes routed in the bottom to allow the water to flow through into the bog garden from the aeration ...
Having completed the basic design we fill the actual bog garden part with alfagrog. This is a ceramic filter media used in Koi fish ponds to filter t...
Once we have completely filled the centre section of the hydroponic bog garden we then start filling it with water and adding the rest of the sleepers...
The finished wood work looks like this. Full of water and Alfagrog and awaiting the gravel to fill the middle. The cross section wood is to stop the...
Once filled with gravel the finished bog garden looks like this. The water level is raised so that at least an inch of the gravel is under water to p...
The section of the tank that will receive the water from the Biotank needs to be aerated. A small compressor provides this aeration via a rubber aera...
Once finished the final touch is to add plants. All of these are moisture loving plants provided by our local nursery.
The water from the Bog Garden is used to feed our ponds and to water the lawns.Full results from testing of the water from the Bog Garden can be found...
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Posted:Aug 8, 2007
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