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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:21 am    Post subject: Help with Really Boggy waterlogged Ground Reply with quote

Hi all,

I am looking for some advice on how to deal with some really boggy ground.

where I live my garden backs onto a piece of land owned by my father, and he has said I can have some of the field as a garden as ours is very small.

Perfect, One problem though its a wet boggy field (basically reclaimed bog)
Its not a problem closer to the house as the house is aprox 6 -8 feet higher than the land.

There is the possibility of drainage but this would mean digging a drain through the entire field just to drain my patch.

I'm wondering if anybody has any genius ideas to help me out

Thanks

Tommy

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very hard for anyone to give you an opinion without seeing the lie of the land. The obvious answer is to get the diggers in and spend a small fortune. But there maybe other ways around your problem. Get some quotes/advice from local drainage contractors is your best bet. Any chance of working with the water rather than against it?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance of a pic ieither its a bog or not can never figure out his reclaimed bog bits.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Help with Really Boggy waterlogged Ground Reply with quote

TMAK wrote:
I'm wondering if anybody has any genius ideas to help me out

maybe not the sort of response you were looking for, but why not work with rather than against nature? go for a bog garden or a pond or similar.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi. I'll be home this evening and stick up some pictures.

I would love a pond area myself but we have a toddler and I would be a bit afraid of accidents for the next few years

Greenage. It's most definately a bog. It was ploughed drained and reseeded a few years back hence the reclaimed.

I'll put pics up as soon as I'm home.

Thanx for the replies so fat
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could go for a bog garden and have your toddler perfectly safe. If you think you might want a pond later, you could build that into your plan, allowing access for excavation and for dealing with the spoil (often used to make a mound, for dryer ground).

As with any development or design job, it's a good idea first to list the things you want to achieve and the constraints (money, time, access, drainage, toddlers etc). You can rank these in order of priority, timescale etc and decide on achievable goals. Good luck with the project; I'm looking forward to watching its progress.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

having problems getting a pic to upload from iPhone. Tried 8 times now
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It keeps telling me I'm trying to upload an empty file!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you reduced the size of the file? The website won't accept pics from the iPhone unless they have been resized. I use my iPhone all the time for photos and for this site I resize them with a free app called Simple Resize.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TMAK, have a look over this "how to" post as to picture uploading and see if that will fix the issue........... http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about32.html
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One more try so

Brilliant goodguy cheers



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And 2 more there are normally frogs in it it's that wet

That's a brilliant app



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is one thing for sure, it's a bog!!
Is the land on the other boundary any better? Did you build the house on stilts?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heuston we have a problem, Ok for a start its not reclaimed if its like that all year you need to drain it, that would involve taking the water to the lowest point, One of the lads on here is a engineer so ill leave that to him, As for planting i would need to see an areil shot or a wide angle one at least, Alder, Birch, willow,Liquidamber,dawn redwood, London plane and bald cypress,Chamaecyparis, Cryptomeria, Pinus or Thuja all do well in wet areas,
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