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Moss in new bed - to keep it not to keep?

I’m intending on putting some fruit bushes in this new bed. I’ve had polythene over it for several months and yesterday when I took a look it was like this. Now I love a bit of moss and quite like the look, throw a few rocks in and some ferns. But will the fruit bushes?? If I do decide to remove it, how do I stop it coming back? Guessing it’s due to the heavy clay soil.


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,023
    Just take it out. Moss likes shade, so is it going to be sunny enough for your fruit? Was the polythene just covering the bed? 
    It tends to colonise empty spaces if the conditions are right, so if it isn't actually too shady, it's probably just the damper soil, and the fact that it was covered.

    I find if I stand still too long in my garden I tend to grow moss too  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • 😂 that’s hilarious! Yes, it gets as much sun as the Irish weather allows but we put them in to cover an ugly wall that had a bit of moss on it so I suppose that hasn’t helped - probably should have treated it before but I don’t like using herbicides etc. I suspect it might be too windy for the fruit bushes but I’m going to give it a go! Watching the garden get battered as we speak!
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