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moss and weeds in raisby gravel path

Posted: 25/11/2012 at 10:23

Hello. I have a large raisby gravel area -and thanks to the wet summer - it now has large patches of moss and weeds. Any ideas on how to get rid of them? must be pet friendly and organic ( have tried by hand - but disturbs path badly). Have been reading about salt. Anyone tried it? any other ideas?


Posted: 27/10/2012 at 11:20

Hi, I grew cannas for the first time this year and they flowered - even though I'm in the extra rainy North West. I followed a tip I saw - GW? but it was Colin from the RHS. I started them off in pots ion the kitchen - but had he suggested added fish, blood, bone to the planting hole. Still flowering now . It may be a fluke! but give it a go next year


Posted: 21/04/2012 at 09:06

Hi All,

Mine do this too. Apparently its very normal. They need so much energy to push up that magnificant flower that the leaves start to suffer as all food / power is sent to flower. I now under plant to cover the leaves - I have used, forget me nots, hostas look good (if early) - and emerging perennials like astrantia.

When they get very tatty - I cut the ends of the leaves off - doesnt seem to do them any harm and show very well the next year too

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