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Identify a moss type weed


 
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sporty
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:47 pm    Post subject: Identify a moss type weed Reply with quote

Just wondering if anybody knows how to get rid of moss like growth in attached photo. It has a scaly texture with very little root and tends to fall apart when trying to pluck it out. It is appearing in several places in garden particularly areas prone to moss.

Havn't seen it before so I suppose dreadful weather may have something to do with it appearing over last month or so.

Thank you. Sporty



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Liverwort I think....I used to get this a lot when I watered my pots with tapwater from the hosepipe..apparently the spores live in it happily...
"Containers: Algae can be a problem if containers are not thoroughly cleaned and sterilised before use, or where home-made or recycled compost are used. Growth is worst where plants are potted too firmly or there is compression of peat-based composts, so that the surface tends to remain damp." Some solutions here: http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=412

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inishindie, thanks very much for your response. I think you're spot on and I'll see what I can do to get rid of it - bit of decent weather would be a help !!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at this website I just cannot remember what we sprayed on Mypex in Polytunnels to help control it.
http://oregonstate.edu/dept/nursery-weeds/weedspeciespage/liverwort/liverwort_control.html
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