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Planting under conifers

kev vankev van Posts: 112
I need to plant under the conifers, which at moment just bare soil. My dogs like to currently lay there, so i need to planted something very low and hard wearing. I was thinking of Irish moss plugs with a few very small plugs i have been growing for another project from seed. 

 Is Irish moss suitable? w=if not what should i consider?

Also anyone know how long irish moss takes to grow?

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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,329
    Doesn't moss need a damp soil? 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,629
    Do weeds grow and thrive in the bare soil? If not, then it's likely you'd struggle to get anything to grow there.
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,907
    Maybe consider a few pots of full shade plants?  That way the dogs won't lay on it, and it will brighten up the area.  
    Utah, USA.
  • kev vankev van Posts: 112
    B3 said:
    Doesn't moss need a damp soil? 
    Totally forgot that. 
  • kev vankev van Posts: 112
    JennyJ said:
    Do weeds grow and thrive in the bare soil? If not, then it's likely you'd struggle to get anything to grow there.
    Tbh had I had time to really think I'd have realised nothing grows there. So obviously planting in to the soil is not the way to go
  • kev vankev van Posts: 112
    Maybe consider a few pots of full shade plants?  That way the dogs won't lay on it, and it will brighten up the area.  
    That's what I shall be doing now .cheers
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