peat bed

peat bed

[′pēt ‚bed]
(geology)
References in periodicals archive ?
The peat bed below the tangle of trees and water in the geographical heart of Africa is much deeper than they expected; and because peat stores carbon and slows global warming, their new research conducted last week in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)will be welcome news for the 194 countries meeting in Bonn for the annual UN climate conference.
Unit II was present in all four long sections and was marked by a change from medium sand to a persistent peat bed overlain by medium-grained sand (Fig.
The peat bed of the raised bog is composed of two parts very different in terms of water exchange: the upper part (acrotelm) that usually is up to 0.5 m thick and the lower part (catotelm) represented by the remaining larger half reaching the mineral base of the bed (Ingram 1978).
This gem needs gritty soil with added leaf mould and also enjoys the shade, making it ideal for a peat bed or among taller plants at the front of a border.
I started out with a couple of plants on a peat bed, and treated them with great reverence as they were supposed to be difficult.
As more liquid enters at the top of the peat bed, it forces treated effluent to exit the modules through holes along the bottom.
Eighteen months ago he had found more animal and human prints preserved on the beach in a peat bed which had been exposed by an exceptionally high tide.
The prints, some made by animals and others possibly by humans, have been preserved in a newly exposed area of peat bed at Druridge Bay.
Porthcawl resident Steve Maitland Thomas was walking on Kenfig Beach with friend John Blundell when they spotted an imprint in an ancient peat bed.
But when it comes to large pots and containers then you can save yourself some money and a bit of peat bed by using garden soil as long as it is not pest or disease ridden.
Peat bed plants have a sort of cool, fresh charm which is quite special, and if you don't grow them yourself, you should try to visit a botanical garden this spring and admire some of the most exquisite plants we can grow in our cool, misty climate.