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I hear of people moaning about this much derided plant but one really
great use for it is for lining your hanging baskets instead of moss.
Makes a really good liner that doesn't end up looking brown for half the
summer.
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On 06/04/2016 19:42, David Hill wrote:
I hear of people moaning about this much derided plant but one really
great use for it is for lining your hanging baskets instead of moss.
Makes a really good liner that doesn't end up looking brown for half the
summer.
[email protected] a damp side of Swansea Bay.



Good idea. I know some gardeners use moss raked from their lawns, but
even this dies eventually.

You have made me wonder whether myob would make a good companion plant
for orchids, growing on the top of the orchid compost to green things up
a bit. Would it be too dry, do you think?

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On 08/04/2016 19:21, Spider wrote:
On 06/04/2016 19:42, David Hill wrote:
I hear of people moaning about this much derided plant but one really
great use for it is for lining your hanging baskets instead of moss.
Makes a really good liner that doesn't end up looking brown for half the
summer.
[email protected] a damp side of Swansea Bay.



Good idea. I know some gardeners use moss raked from their lawns, but
even this dies eventually.

You have made me wonder whether myob would make a good companion plant
for orchids, growing on the top of the orchid compost to green things up
a bit. Would it be too dry, do you think?

I think it would grow into the orchids and take over.
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On 08/04/2016 19:23, David Hill wrote:
On 08/04/2016 19:21, Spider wrote:
On 06/04/2016 19:42, David Hill wrote:
I hear of people moaning about this much derided plant but one really
great use for it is for lining your hanging baskets instead of moss.
Makes a really good liner that doesn't end up looking brown for half the
summer.
[email protected] a damp side of Swansea Bay.



Good idea. I know some gardeners use moss raked from their lawns, but
even this dies eventually.

You have made me wonder whether myob would make a good companion plant
for orchids, growing on the top of the orchid compost to green things up
a bit. Would it be too dry, do you think?

I think it would grow into the orchids and take over.



Ah, yes ... it does have a certain reputation! Pity, it looks
delightfully mossy in the right place. Thanks for your advice, David.

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