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Construction Of My Peat Bog: Update 19 July 2008

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Jesus walked on water.

Me I walked on my peat bog.

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You are well camouflaged as a snowy shrub! Hard to tell where you end and the shrubs begin :tongue:

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Here some news:

Dionaea muscipula: All survived (really resistant to cold)

Drosera filiformis: Survived

Drosera capensis: Dead, but I don't care :oops:

Drosera rotundifolia: Survived

Drosera intermedia: Survived

Darlingtonia californica: Dead, but was young and and I planted it very late in the summer

Utricularia livida: Dead, but I don't care :D

Utricularia intermedia: Survived

Pinguicula vulgaris: Survived and made lots of «gemmae»

Pinguicula grandiflora: Survived and made lots of «gemmae»

Sarracenia leucophylla: Survived, not a scratch

Sarracenia oreophylla: Survived, and already started to growth

Sarracenia pistacina: Dead, but was young and and I planted it very late in the summer

Sarracenia judith hindle: Survived

I also added lots of Sarracenia purpurea.

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I wouldnt be surprised if the D. Capensis re sprouts, it usualy does die back to its roots, resprouting when it is warm again. Unless you have found the decaying roots you might get it popping up son.

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Guest Sheila

I'll still be surprised if it does not make a comeback in a few weeks time. capensis is bombproof. :roll:

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24 Mai 2006:

Peat bog in general:

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Dionaea corner:

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Dionaea Muscipula 'Akai Ryu':

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Drosera Filiformis:

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Drosera rotundifolia:

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Drosera intermedia:

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Sarracenia purpurea (!"$%&*# birds):

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Pinguicula grandiflora:

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Sarracenia Oreophylla:

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Thanks for posting - very interesting. I will be venturing on a bog garden soon (picked up (not on my own!) my giant Belfast sink last night - just have to get it out of the car now).

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Yeah, I had D. capensis outdoors and unprotected last winter. I thought it had been killed deader than dead, and yet every scrap of it is sprouting fresh green.

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your bog has a great deal of potential - get some more of the plants that died last winter in know and they may establish and become a little more hardy?

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I have picked up a few butler sinks in my youth when excitement got the better of me.. I have been known to walk a mile and a half carying one of em.....whilst lifting one last year I suddenly realised they are quite heavy and have refrained from collecting them when I see them chucked out... unless I have a car handy that is!!

Mind you we have one of them dating to 1944 in our new kitchen that doubled as a pond for a few years... marvellous things :tu:

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Some pics from today:

23 Juin 2006: Sorry, my peat bog is flooded (a violent storm). I find a cheap solution (but it works well). Added some plants: Drosera binata, Sarracenia flava ornata and cuprea, Sarracenia minor.

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Sarracenia purpurea flower:

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Sarracenia purpurea:

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Drosera binata:

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Sarracenia minor:

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Drosera filiformis:

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Yes, flowers soon:

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Sarracenia leucophylla:

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Sarracenia Judith hindle:

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Sarracenia Oreophylla:

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Drosera Intermedia:

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Sarracenia Flava var Ornata:

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The two Flava:

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Your plants seem to be weathering the storm. I've seen flytraps in the wild growing under water. Good luck with your current and potential flowers. :wink:

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Here some news on this 21 July 2006.

All Drosera are producing flowers (and Dionaea in a few days). Everything is growing well, except Sarracenia 'Judith hindle' and Leucophylla 'Danas Delight'. They are making only small pitcher. The only one Utricularia Intermedia in my water spot (Grrr, these birds!) didn't grow at all since this spring. The two Drosera Burmanii that I put in my peat bog (just for the fun) grow well

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Drosera Filiformis

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Drosera intemedia and Sarracenia Oreophylla

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Drosera intermedia

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Drosera rotundifolia

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Flowers everywhere!

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Dionaea et Dionaea Akai Ryu flowers

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Sarracenia leucophylla 'Danas delight'

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Utricularia livida

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Hello Dom :D !

Your bog will soon be very nice! There's no doubt much progress.

I remember you laying on the hole you dig in one your first pics! :D It's an epic memory!

What are the temperatures experienced by your peat bog in winter? Do you have to set a shelter or something like that?

Friendly,

François.

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What are the temperatures experienced by your peat bog in winter? Do you have to set a shelter or something like that?

Temperature: -10F for a week (-35 Celsius)

To protect the plants, I just added a layer of dead leaves (10cm) and a piece of <plastic>.

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Here some new pics with my new digital camera (Panasonic DMC-LZ2, 5 Megapixels. Got it on ebay for peanuts)

Macro test:

Mouche.jpg

Pinguicula grandiflora:

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Drosera filiformis:

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Drosera intermedia:

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Drosera Binata flower:

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Dionaea flower:

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Drosera filiformis flower:

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Dionaea Akai Ryu

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Sarracenia flava cuprea:

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Sphagnum:

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Here some new pics with my new digital camera (Panasonic DMC-LZ2, 5 Megapixels. Got it on ebay for peanuts)

Macro test:

Mouche.jpg

Fantastic images! Well done!!!

Tom

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Here some news. Sarracenia purpurea caught a misterious mortal disease (pitchers make lots of little red dots, and then die). It look like Sarracenia oreophylla got it too. Everything's okay for others. Drosera Intermedia et Rotundifolia already started to make winted buds.

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Utricularia livida:

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Drosera filiformis:

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Dionaea muscipula

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Drosera Intermedia:

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Drosera binata:

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Sarracenia leucophylla Danas delight:

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Sick Sarracenia purpurea :

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Pinguicula grandiflora:

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