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    • March 17, 2017 7:48 AM EDT
    • Boyyyy do I ever remember album cover that from childhood! 

    • March 16, 2017 10:46 PM EDT
    • I personally think that the buttermilk with whipped cream will work best on Kate Moss and almost any plant that is Turkish isn't available in the US.

       

       

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    • March 16, 2017 10:29 PM EDT
    • PLEASE NOTE:  What I plugged was "Turkish Speedwell ( Veronica Liwaeensis)."  This plant is NOT available even to nurseries as seeds!!  There are several hundred varieties of "Speedwells"  many are available as seeds, and several places tried to sell me seeds for other variants of "Speedwells".

       

      I now believe that one original 3" plant can become 5+  by the end of the first season.  I quickly learned to split one into two,  then two into four.

       

    • March 16, 2017 7:55 PM EDT
    • I get the idea that the moss milkshake works better with some types of mosses then others. I tried it with the moss I have growing in the backyard, and all I got was a puke brown stain on the rocks where I put it.

    • March 16, 2017 4:24 PM EDT
    • Thanks guys...

        Fred Mills

    • March 16, 2017 3:27 PM EDT
    • Moss, plus buttermilk, liquefied in the blender, and painted on where you want it to grow.

    • March 16, 2017 3:20 PM EDT
    • Fred Mills, BSc, (Sd, ss) said:

          What goes into that "Moss Milk shake", It seems to me that I have heard of using milk to stimulate the growth of moss.....any more information on this ?

         Fred Mills

       

      http://www.marthastewart.com/271913/gardening-with-moss

       

      https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=moss+milkshake+diy&*

    • March 16, 2017 3:00 PM EDT
    • Simon and Gar...great, real music.......

          What goes into that "Moss Milk shake", It seems to me that I have heard of using milk to stimulate the growth of moss.....any more information on this ?

         Fred Mills

    • March 16, 2017 1:53 PM EDT
    • you asked...............

       

    • March 16, 2017 1:47 PM EDT
    • Fred Mills, BSc, (Sd, ss) said:

      "It's great that so many people are contributing to this thread".

       

      You're right, Fred.  We have the Thyme covered.  All we need now are threads on Parsley, Sage, and Rosemary.

       

    • March 16, 2017 1:42 PM EDT
    • Dave Taylor said:

      @Ken..   How has it aged?  Spread?  look?

      Hard to say, Dave, it's covered in snow right now.

      My oldest son re-landscaped the old layout area, so it may not even be there now. 

    • March 16, 2017 1:32 PM EDT
    • BTW, I don't think that anyone has mentioned using a "moss milk shake" as a starting agent for mosses.

       

       

    • March 16, 2017 12:36 PM EDT
    • It's great that so many people are contributing to this thread; in time to help others to prepare, and motivate each other, towards a great Spring start-up.  Yes guys and gals; the York ECLSTS is just around the corner, and with it comes SPRING in all its glory.....just what we are all waiting for.

      I'm putting in an order for some packets of Thyme seed next week, and am going to inquire about this ground cover which Dave Taylor has shown pictures of...thanks Dave.......I hope it might be good for my zone, but I've got to check on it.

       Fred Mills

    • March 16, 2017 12:33 PM EDT
    • @Ken..   How has it aged?  Spread?  look?

    • March 16, 2017 12:14 PM EDT
    • Dave

      This would be a great place for a Vic hand me down Roundy Round !

      The plant Looks like it likes the soil.... It must look great with the blue flowers!

      Thanks for posting the pics ... 

    • March 16, 2017 11:54 AM EDT
    • They usually sell that in the Garden Centers as Jeepers-Creepers or Steppables, since it can withstand foot traffic. I have a few of those scattered around the old layout area. 

    • March 16, 2017 11:45 AM EDT
    • Ok,  Here is what I've got going.  I plugged this area last summer,  This is NOT Thyme. But Turkish Speedwell ( Veronica Liwaeensis).

      You can see the centers of where I set the plugs,  Some of the plants have merged, and that is a good thing.

       

      I shopped around and found a price of $2.25 per plant in quantity.   

    • March 15, 2017 3:48 PM EDT
    • As the legendary Mick Jaggar once said, "Thyme is on my side". 

       

      Yes it is....