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Pond, bog garden and waterfall advice needed

Posted by chrisireland none (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 3, 13 at 15:55

Hi everyone.
Im new to this site and it looks like a great place for advise. I want to build a raised wildlife pond (it has to be raised as i have a baby on the way). I would like to incorporate a bog garden (as i think its great for wildlife and makes the pond look more natural) and a waterfall (as i think they look and sound great). Im a complete amature so all advice is welcome, i was thinkin of having the bog behind the pond and the waterfall flowing into the bog. i would keep the bog and pond water separate to avoid the pond getting mucky. But i would make them look as if they are joined. i would have the resivoir for the waterfall under the bog so the waterfall flows into the bog, through the soil keeping the plants well watered and into the resivoir, then through the pump and back to the top of the waterfall. is this too much water in the bog or am i on the right track? Or should i leave the water flow into the pond? Can i actually have a raised wildlife pond or does it need to be at ground level? i would love to have toads, frogs and newts in the pond but if its raised can i keep these, or will they climb out and not be able to get back up and into the pond? any ideas welcome, if anyone has pics or wants to shear yer experience please do.

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RE: Pond, bog garden and waterfall advice needed

With a baby on the way, have you considered a pond less waterfall? Toddlers can be great climbers.

RE: Pond, bog garden and waterfall advice needed

I think the water fall should go into the pond and not the bog garden due to all the turbulence it will generate. The Falls in the back with the bog on the right or left side would look nice.

If you do not intend to keep fish, keep it shallow (12" max) and build into the design a nice looking fence to keep the little one out!


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