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  • foxandsotfoxandsot Posts: 4
    edited June 2018
    This is the biggest culprit! IYes located by the mini pond that has the waterfall into big pond. It always comes back...other weeds like dandelions etc easier to keep on top of. Also this grassy stuff!
    Am using the weed killer now so hopefully we will see some progress.this gardening business is hard work 🤪
  • blameitonthedogblameitonthedog Posts: 122
    edited June 2018
    I opened this thread expecting to see a "patio" like mine... An expanse of old concrete which we will probably never be able be to afford to replace :(

    I think your garden looks beautiful and you would be fighting a losing battle over time with expensive chemical weedkillers.

    I'd probably have a bit of a go every now and then scraping out the worst of the weeds, embrace the lichen, and see if I could squeeze in some bits of Corsican mint and such like in between the pavers.

    I rather like your patio but then I'm not a fan of overly neat and tidy, manicured 'anything' in a garden.
  • Ruby12Ruby12 Posts: 2,193
    Is there any soil between the gaps ? If so I would sow some low growing plants . I have done that in my much smaller patio and I am pleased with it .
     Occasional flights into reality. B) 
  • FireFire Posts: 18,146
    edited June 2018
    I love your mosses - it's a shady area, Why fight it?

  • Those photos make me want to go buy stuff and plant to make my whole garden shady....
  • FireFire Posts: 18,146
  • autumngloryautumnglory Posts: 255
    I was thinking the same as Fire. I think mosses and ground cover weeds look nice!  :) Everyone has different styles though so get rid of it if you don't like it.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358
    While mossy areas look lovely - I have plenty of it - it's easy to forget that they also become extremely slippery. That can make a patio/seating/dining area unusable. It has to work for the purpose it's needed for. It also depends who is using it - small children and older people might not be happy. Just my thoughts of course  :)
    As Ruby suggested - can you remove some of the bricks from the 'worst' areas and plant them up? By worst, I mean the most uneven and untidy areas. It's not too hard to do, and a slightly random area of planting can look superb if done well. You'd get plenty  of suggestions for easy, low maintenance plants too.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • I feel your pain personally! I hate my block paved patio, I don't like using chemicals so it's high maintenance. 
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489
    I agree with Fairygirl regarding the danger of slipping on mossy paths.
    SW Scotland
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