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06/06/2014 at 08:45

Please help! 

How do I get rid of thousands and thousands of liverwort in the gaps between paving slabs?

06/06/2014 at 08:52

Is the paving sited on very wet ground Maggie? It favours damp congested spots. I think you'll have to scrape it out and perhaps look at improving the ground the paving's on to prevent a build up happening again, or filling the gaps with a mortar mix to keep it at bay.

06/06/2014 at 08:54

If it is Liverwort it must be continuously damp in that area, Liverworts do not have roots like flowering plants, they cannot survive drying out.

06/06/2014 at 08:55

Sure its liverwort, sayiny you have thousands makes me wonder.

06/06/2014 at 19:02

Yes , definitely liverwort in huge quantities ( I have a biology degree!)

Slabs are in a shady spot by the house, facing west but not too soggy.

I might be inspired to try the mortar mix- thanks for that.

I did scrape it out last year- but it is back with a vengeance!

How about putting salt on them to kill them? It is far enough away from other plants to not harm them.

Any weedkillers good for liverwort, please?

06/06/2014 at 19:23

It's the year for this sort of growth. I'm fascinated by all things green and won't be getting rid of mine


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