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Moss - Do I dig it in?

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 13:00

As with all other gardeners I have always had to deal with moss.  Possibly more than others because about 60% of my garden does not see any sunlight for about 6 months of the year.  I have chosen to lift it off the stone, brickwork or even the surface of the soil and dump it.  However this this year (obviously) there is even more than normal.  I am tempted to treat it like any other weed and hoe it.  Normally rooted (whatever that means) weeds tend to die when the head and root are separated and hence I just leave them where they finish, on or just under the surface of the soil.  If I do this with moss will I be multiplying the growth.  I am sure I was told this many years ago before I got some experience.  I know I am playing fast and loose with the term gardener by applying it to myself but nobody knows everything.  Any help much appreciated. 

clay soil

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 16:50

It is hard work and a long term labour.  I use the digging as a workout instead of going to the gym.  The green gym is far better than the inside ones.  Good luck.

Propagating Cushion Chrysanthemums

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 17:04

THanks Kate - I shall give it a go after it stops flowering.

Propagating Cushion Chrysanthemums

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 16:27

Simple problem - I have one wonderful cushion mum which I got off the market last year, do not know the name.  How do I propagate from it?  I have tried to google this subject but I do not get anything definitive.  Can anyone help?  Thanks

Pruning a Hebe

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 21:59

Roger to both.  Wilco.  Out.  Cheers

 

Pruning a Hebe

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 11:06

Thanks Christopher.  That sounds better than my slash and burn approach.  I am in Weymouth so winters are not particularly hard.  This plant is only about two years old so, assuming it survives my next ministrations, I will be more attentive in the future.  Thanks again.

Pruning a Hebe

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 13:28

Hopefully you can access my photo of a hebe "Mrs Winder".  It has grown much larger than I want.  Firstly are hebes like lavender ie I should not cut into old wood.  Secondly if is not can I just use a pair of shears.  Over the last two years I would not say I have had a 'profusion' of flowers.  Any help much appreciated.

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Living with Ground Elder

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 10:10

Thanks very much for your thoughts.  I had already attacked some areas with systemic weedkiller but as it comes up everywhere, including through other plants, that solution is limited.   Another problem is that they are a young family with limited time and I live 200 miles away so I only get to deal with it irregularly.  Still it will give me something to do when I visit.  Cheers all.

Living with Ground Elder

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 10:30

My daughter has ground elder over a significant area of her garden.  I have never been cursed with it so have no advice to give her.  What I have read in the past is that there is little that can be done and you "need to learn to live with it".  Can some one explain what that means?  As it propagates through underground (and from what I can see significantly deep) roots "living with it" would seem to mean that eventually there will be nothing but ground elder - clearly that cannot be true.  Any advice or information would be most welcome.  Thanks

Green Manure

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 18:56

As was obvious from my message I am pretty depressed.  However your unremitting enthusiasm has sparked something in me.  I will give it a go.  Thanks - and not just for the advice.

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