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a friend took this photo of my small bog garden sink bog on the day of my open day last year, June 2007. It sits on an island in the middle of my pond. I am going to net it this year until mid-June to prevent the worst of the blackbird activities.

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I am going to net it this year until mid-June to prevent the worst of the blackbird activities.

1) To stop the blackbird activities you need a cat.

2) Then a squirrel to stop the cat.

3) Then a dog for the squirrel or you could skip 2) and use the dog on the cat.

This leaves you with the problem of the dog 'watering' your pitchers or 'helping' you with your transplanting.

OR the perennial tool ..... a 12 bore (cures all the above but NOT effective on aphids)

OR stick to your first idea and net :woot::lol::wacko:

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Or just use a dog. Dogs don't tend to dig things up unless they are trying to achieve something, and to stop any chance of that happening get a Jack Russell, they hate water, and dogs don't tend to damage your plants even if they 'help with watering'. Or as Fred said stick to the net. Do your plants ever catch crawling insects on that island? Just a thought if there is any that live with carnivorous plants (I don't know if they would be able to sustain themselves). By the way, is that some form of utricularia in the bottom right corner next to the sink?

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By the way, is that some form of utricularia in the bottom right corner next to the sink?

blue flower? no, thats a forget-me-not, Myosotis scorpiodes, a pretty, scrambling marginal aquatic

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Handsome, Stephen. Great choice of planter, and I like the scattering of pebbles on top, too. I see you've got Darlingtonia in there - do the pebbles help keep the soil temperature down? I tried Darlings in my bog bed couple of years ago, but they failed. I suspect root-temperature was the cause.

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1) To stop the blackbird activities you need a cat.

2) Then a squirrel to stop the cat.

3) Then a dog for the squirrel or you could skip 2) and use the dog on the cat.

This leaves you with the problem of the dog 'watering' your pitchers or 'helping' you with your transplanting.

OR the perennial tool ..... a 12 bore (cures all the above but NOT effective on aphids)

OR stick to your first idea and net :woot::lol::dance:

HAHA their isnt alot a 12 bore doesnt stop :-P I have trouble with the black birds but only when my plants are at the bottom of the garden so they start of up by the house.

Regards

Dan

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Great photo of your bog.

I have bog garden my self which I enjoy all year around and is about 15 feet long by about 8 feet wide and I have some photos of my bog on my site.

www.insectivorousplants.co.uk

I have even shown that the plants can take snow and ice on one of the pages.

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