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    Okay, this is the story of my peat bog since spring 2005. I live in Quebec, Canada. Enjoy!

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    Hello,

    There is a small end of time I had spoken to build a carnivorous plants bog. And well I passed to the act.

    I selected like place my garden, because it receives only the sun of the morning and of after midday. The peat bog will make 45 cm of depth and 15 cm height (thus 60 cm in all). It will also make 1,2 meter broad and 2 meter length. I envisage to use 13 peat bag of 107 liters (thus 130 $ or 92 euros). There will be no layer of drainage. To build it I have a budget of 300 $ (215 euros).

    25 march: 80 cm of snow later



    I find finally the ground. It is which I will dig it (with the shovel). I remove 5 cold cm of ground (only!) and true work starts.






    26 march: 24 hours later, it is dug. It is 45 cm depth. I am now returned has to dig sand, clay and water (.......)





    Today I build my walls.





    Me inside


    And a sarracenia Judith hindle, I will put it inside my bog garden

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    22 april: I buy a plastic pipes of 80 cm for the drainage and a plastic container of 80 litters for built a small pond. My bog garden is filled to 1/2 of peat. This week (April 28 ) I succeeded has to fill to the 3/4 my hole with rainwater (using the gutters and one week of rain).

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    6 May: I think of my tank is redy to receive aquatic utricularia. I just need to test the PH. If all is good, I will add pond life (smalls animals for utricularia)





    I have also fill my peat bog with 4 bags. She is now half full so today I will go buy last bags. In the week end of 30 April, I have visit all plants shop. I have find only 2 plants: one Dionaea Akai Ryu et 2 drosera binata: One type and the other multifida.




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    13 May: I have received my principal plants command. Inside I have :

    1 Darlingtonia californica
    1 Drosera filiformis var. tracyi
    1 Dionaea muscipula
    2 Pinguicula grandiflora
    2 Pinguicula vulgaris
    1 Sarracenia oreophila
    1 Utricularia bisquamata
    1 Utricularia dichotoma
    1 Utricularia livida

    If they survive all, I will have half of plants to put inside my peat bog. Pinguicula have bad look. When they will take healt, I will post pics. This week end I finish details of my bog: add a last peat bag, install my tank and my drainage tube. I cant add plants now outside, because the temperature got into negative some nights.

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    29 May: The water of my utricularia tank is clear and his PH is good. The remainder of the peat was added. It is with a great joy wich I announce to you that it is finished. The plants which I had received are well, except the pinguicula which literally melted. I envisage to put the plants moderated in my peat bog in nearest weekend if the temperatures remain stable.





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    Then in this 17 July I post of new photograph of my peat bog .






    Utricularia livida:




    The dionnaea corner:




    Start of drosera filiformis



    A next victim :twisted:


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    A drosera rotundifolia corner (dirtily broken by a storm):




    Sarracenia leucophylla:




    Sarracenia judith hindle:




    Sarracenia oreophylla:




    My utricularia sp water hole (identification please)


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