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Isn't moss slippery?

BreatheBreathe Posts: 114

I keep getting weeds in between my pavers and they show Irish Moss as a suggestion in gardening websites to make an attractive low- growing ' fill in' but Isn't moss slippery , or is this species NOT?!

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,422

    The Irish Moss that I know is a red edible seaweed, but it seems that some US websites are talking about this http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/irish-moss/growing-irish-moss-plants.htm .

    It's known in the UK as Pearlwort https://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/Heath_Pearlwort_Lawn/ 

    and isn't a moss at all. 

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,860

    If you DO want a low growing plant for between your pavers then why not try a creeping thyme.

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  • Tall treesTall trees Posts: 146

    I'm with ladybird4 on thyme looks good and smells good when walked on. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,422

    Absolutely agree - I'd far rather have some assorted creeping thymes - golden leaves, silver leaves, green leaves, and pink or purple flowers - absolutely gorgeous - and not a nuisance if it spreads and gets into borders, which pearlwort can be. 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    pearlwort would add one more weed to the collection.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,422

    My thoughts exactly Nut image

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  • BreatheBreathe Posts: 114

    Thank you all. I don't know now. No thyme doesn't appeal. I'd like something tiny and real low growing.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,860

    The Irish Moss you mention (Sagina subulata) grows taller than some of the creeping thymes. I know you don't care for thymes but that is just to give you an idea of size.

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  • BreatheBreathe Posts: 114

    Thanks! Annoying. Just every year the lil'ole weeds sprout  out of every nook where soil has drifted . I used to have a work out with salt in the edgings but it's never ending!

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,860

    Ha ha Breathe - thats gardening for you.

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