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Does anyone know what this is? It is taking over my garden and i can't find anything that will kill it. I know it's not nice to look at but if you know any way to get rid of this i would be so grateful many thanks.Ros



  • LynLyn Posts: 23,050

    Could you put a piccy on, click on the tree icon then follow directions,

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    I think it is a type of lichen. Is it in your pots or in the garden?

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • I have put everything on it its in the hanging baskets, planters, block paving its everywhere, just when i think its gone its back but spreading faster.

  • Does anyone know how to get rid of it,only had it in the garden last 2 years,i have never seen this before and always been a gardener,

  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    I think it is liverwort.  I have it in some damp and shady places in the garden and I would be interested in hearing how to get rid of it apart from digging up.

  • It's a liverwort, harmless in itself, but indicative of damp possibly compacted soil or poor drainage.

    The RHS says this about them:-
  • Thank you for your messages.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350
    Edd wrote (see)

    Its liverwort and grows like a moss on the soil where drainage is poor.

    Edit: I see its been resolved. 

    Its been around for over 400 million years so please give it some space.image


    I agree, give it some space. Improve the drainage so things aren't so wet

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Thanks everyone i will give it some space.many thanks Ros

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350

    I don't know where you live Ros but this area has been incredibly wet for a year or more now. Mosses and liverworts are having a great time. These things have their moment and then disappear and something else comes to the fore.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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