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Construction Of My Peat Bog: Update 19 July 2008

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October 20: Lots of seeds, and all plants are ready for winter. We had our first 0 Celsius a few days ago (32F)

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Drosera filiformis:

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Drosera intermedia:

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Utricularia livida:

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Pinguicula grandifolia:

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Last survivor of Utricularia intermedia:

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I've not been here for a few months, good to see your bog is doing well, I think you had just started it around the last time I was here!

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1 December 2006: Nothing to say. The fifth December we received our first snow, and today (8 December) it's -12 Celsius (10F) outside. Brrrrr!

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Drosera filiformis :

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Dionaea muscipula

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Pinguicula grandifolia:

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January 21: The peat bog is now completely covered of snow. Last week we had -15F (-40F if you add the wind factor) for two days.

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Guest Sheila

One more snow shower like that and the trellis in the background will disappear altogether. The posts around your peat bog have already gone :shock:

To think we thought we had it rough with a few snow showers today :oops:

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June 5 2007: Last pics of my old peat bog, I'm moving it at my father's house. Seems like a few purpurea survived. Here's the list of what survived (unlike last year, I didn't protect my peat bog agains't cold with a plastic sheet and dead leaves). The result is...quite interesting. Looks like I'll have to protect it each winter.

Dionaea muscipula: 2 alive (4-5 dead)

Drosera filiformis: dead (Whyi!? My favorite drosera, noooooooo!)

Drosera rotundifolia: alive

Drosera Binata: dead

Drosera intermedia: a few death, but still alive

Utricularia livida: dead

Utricularia intermedia: dead

Pinguicula grandiflora: dead(gemmae rotted)

Sarracenia Danas delight (wrong identification of leucophylla): Alive

Sarracenia oreophylla: Alive, making a flower

Sarracenia judith hindle: Alive

Sarracenia pupurea: a few death, but will survive

Sarracenia minor: Alive

Sarracenia flava (2 clones): Alive

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so dom. what was supposed to be your big secret/ surprise for the bog this year? im glad most of your plants did well!

Alex

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Guest Sheila

I think you will find if you check, the talk of translators was over two years ago, so would be unlikely to still be needed now. Babelfish is just about one of the worst ones on the internet anyway.

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Okay, here some news: My secret is that I'm planning to build a pond with my peat bog, and a waterpomp would make a waterscape that go threw the peat bog. BUT!, I got a job (biology technician) last week far away from home, so I won't be there to finish it until 20 August. I don't have the time to add new plants, but I managed to add plants from my ancient peat bog.

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The waterscape

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Futur pond:

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Hi! I'm back. Here some news: The peat bog is doing well, same thing for my terrarium. Looks like my father was able to take good care of 'em.

General view:

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Shadow plants (utricularia and pinguicula)

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Saracenia purpurea:

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Saracenia oreophila:

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Saracenia flava 'cupper head'

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Drosera rotundifolia:

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Drosera intermedia:

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Drosera anglica:

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Utricularia longifolia:

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Utricularia sandersonii

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November 22: First snow of the winter: 15 cm. I used a rubber sheet for an extra protection agains't the cold.

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December 01: I've added some snow on my peat bog to protect it from the cold (-19 C)

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December 21: We had 2 snow storm this week. The first one gave us 40 cm of snow in one day and the other one 35 cm. It's unusual to have this much snow so early in winter (160 cm in total oe 5 feet). The peat bog is under the snow moutain.

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none so far, Average.. well hard to say we have gotten winters before with no snow or very minimal amounts that would melt away instantley.

This year however temperatures are lower than any other year and I'm secretly hoping for some snow, our pond has already frozen. It has a thick layer of 9cm ice, already walked all the way across over it today

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OMG glad we don't get snow like that over here!!! Hope your cars not buried under there!!

:-/

Jules

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ooh yeah! thats normal at this time of the year. Right now its -30 C with the wind. its insanely cold outside.

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