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What is this?

weed killer doesn't kill it. Now have it sprouting up all over the place,


Last edited: 23 August 2017 19:58:49


  • mikmikmikmik Posts: 2


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353

    It's one of the lichens that thrive in damp, compacted soil often in shade. Totally harmless. 

    If you don't want it there, dig it out , and infill with mortar or gravel. If you want to grow something else in the gaps, dig out, improve the drainage and plant something you like. Ajuga would be a possibility. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,904

    That's a very impressive crop of liverwort. I have the national collection and then some. image

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