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Sagina subulata as moss substitute


Sagina, called ‘pearlworts’ or ‘Irish-Moss’ (Dutch ‘Vetmuur’) can very well serve as a substitute for moss in a Japanese garden. Unfortunately we have a bad experience with it. In my post ‘Groundcover maintenance’ I wrote about the fact that Sagina is one of our most feared and persistent weeds in the ground-covers, or actually […]

Bamboo shoots in unexpected places


Today we saw an example of unwanted bamboo-shoots. While we know how “sneaky” and persistent bamboo can be, we where again taken by surprise. As you can see this bamboo-shoot tried to penetrate restricted area by coming through a junction in the Left-garden pathway. In order to get there it had to work itself under […]