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British Mossarium

milesjames

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Hi all just a little some thing to show I've just completed a mossarium with running water feature. Still a very young scape but thought I'd share.

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Anyways let me know what you think 😊
 

milesjames

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  • pincushion moss
  • springy turf moss
  • mood moss
  • shaggy moss
  • overleaf pellia/ liverwort
2 x maiden hair fern
1 x button fern

One more plant tho can't remember species.
 

milesjames

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Looks cool! I've never managed to keep any British mosses growing indoors for more than a few months.
I keep them in cool spaces (conservatory or outdoor art studio) and high water levels my previous Marsh land one has been going 6 months. Trick is to remember that moss has no roots and feeds from water vapour so it's very much about having a body of water that evaporates and regular misting.

I'll try get a photo tomorrow when there is more light.
 

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If you live in parts of the Lake District you can have one of these on the dry stone wall outside your window! I am tempted by this kind of thing but put off by my assumption that the glass always needs cleaning of condensation and limecale to see anything in the tank?
 

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Yeph the limescale is frustrating, fogging clears though in a native. Tropics are the ones that steam like crazy.
 

dw1305

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Hi all,
Yeph the limescale is frustrating
Just use rain-water.
Species above still stratching my head over the last plant though..
One of the "mosses" looks like it might be a vascular plant, <"Sagina procumbens">. It is a universal weed in plant nurseries.
Found this grass between pavement tiles
This one is probably Sagina apetala, but they all look the same.

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If it is definitely a moss? It looks like <"Atrichum undulatum - British Bryological Society">

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cheers Darrel
 
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milesjames

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Hi Darrel,

Cheers, the one b I'm scratching my head over is a plant not moss. It is shop bought the only reason why I know it's UK is it grows at my work place in the tarmac cracks of the footpaths.

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Hi all,
Hi Darrel,

Cheers, the one b I'm scratching my head over is a plant not moss. It is shop bought the only reason why I know it's UK is it grows at my work place in the tarmac cracks of the footpaths.

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Cracks in the pavement definitely sounds like Sagina procumbens/apetala. Shop bought it might be <"Sagina subulata">.

cheers Darrel
 

hydrophyte

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Very nice! Most of the temperate zone mosses are challenging in terrariums, but it can be done if you keep the setup as cool as possible, irrigate with clean water and provide plenty of air circulation/ventilation. I got some pretty vigorous local temperate moss growth with this little terrarium in my basement shop during the wintertime, but it did melt back when temps increased in the summer...

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