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Khan 92



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PostSubject: Help needed Moss   Fri May 29, 2009 3:42 pm

Can any1 tell me where i can get moss (to cover bonsai soil ) from? Also what is its desi name and how to plant it
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed Moss   Fri May 29, 2009 3:56 pm

dear khan:
moss is usually found in damp or shady locations.in Pakistan you can find it on the banks of rives canals and under the water tanks. you can also find it in your home if you have any leakage in water pipe it will automatically grow there.
the desi term used fir it "ZANG"
for cultivation:
Moss is considered a weed in grass lawns, but is deliberately encouraged to grow under aesthetic principles exemplified by Japanese gardening. In old temple gardens, moss can carpet a forest scene. Moss is thought to add a sense of calm, age, and stillness to a garden scene. Rules of cultivation are not widely established. Moss collections are quite often begun using samples transplanted from the wild in a water-retaining bag. However, specific species of moss can be extremely difficult to maintain away from their natural sites with their unique combinations of light, humidity, shelter from wind, etc.

Growing moss from spores is even less controlled. Moss spores fall in a constant rain on exposed surfaces; those surfaces which are hospitable to a certain species of moss will typically be colonised by that moss within a few years of exposure to wind and rain. Materials which are porous and moisture retentive, such as brick, wood, and certain coarse concrete mixtures are hospitable to moss. Surfaces can also be prepared with acidic substances, including buttermilk, yogurt, urine, and gently puréed mixtures of moss samples, water and ericaceous compost.

Inhibiting moss growth

Moss growth can be inhibited by a number of methods:

* Decreasing availability of water through drainage or direct application changes.
* Increasing direct sunlight.
* Increasing number and resources available for competitive plants like grasses.
* Increasing the soil pH with the application of lime.

Heavy traffic or manually disturbing the moss bed with a rake will also inhibit moss growth.

The application of products containing ferrous sulfate or ferrous ammonium sulfate will kill moss, these ingredients are typically in commercial moss control products and fertilizers. Sulfur and Iron are essential nutrients for some competing plants like grasses. Killing moss will not prevent regrowth unless conditions favorable to their growth are changed.
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed Moss   Fri May 29, 2009 4:20 pm

Thanks very informative.
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed Moss   Sat May 30, 2009 9:48 am

welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed Moss   Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:04 am

khan please post pictures of your plants please
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