Boulders are a noisy business!
Planning the bog garden
Clearing Ponticum roots from the bog garden!



Our bog garden has been developed out of a naturally waterlogged dip in the area of land that has an informal edge to our existing pond. 


It has given us a range of attractive planting opportunities and even in these early stages we are creating an excellent wildlife habitat.


As it is a larger bog garden we have created a sculptural walkway and a solid pathway that intersect the bog and link it to other areas of the garden.


Our planting scheme has been designed to be hardy and give form and colour throughout the year and includes:

Iris sibirica




Flowering in Summer






Flowering February






Both deciduous and evergreen, flowering from late spring onwards


Rheum palmatum






Rogersia pinnata and R. podophylla






Schizostylis coccinea




Flowers late summer and autumn


Lythrum virgatum




Flowering June to August


We are fortunate to have a huge mature planting of Gunnera manicata which looks incredible at full height. 

Our recent planting scheme also includes: 

  • Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Geoffrey Chadburn’
  • Hydrangea quercifolia
  • Hydrangea paniculata
  • Knautia macedonica
  • Melianthus major
  • Metsequoia glyptostroboides
  • Osamunda regalis
  • Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Atrosanguinea’
  • Rhododendron x loderi ‘King George’
  • Rhododendron luteum
  • Rhododendron macabeanum
  • Sambucus plumosa ‘Aurea’



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