Being a bit of a Nipponophile ( my word, I hope it's PC ), I've always loved the use of mosses in Japanese gardens . I've also been the owner of and admirer of the book "Moss Gardening" by George Schenk and between these two influences, I've finally been inspired to try and create some moss gardens of my own.
Last weekend my good friend David Leeman returned to the city from a visit to his parents barring a flat of mosses that he had cleared off their roof. Now, I had no excuse, I had the plants and the containers, there was nothing for it but to get cracking.
Here are the results, I have to add that I am moss neophyte and as yet, I can only vaguely identify the species, but so far I can see that I have some Sphagnum, Racomitrium and even some goblet lichens (Cladonia).
The start of my container moss gardens.
Some are with single species( Aulacomnium ??).
Most are a mosaic of different species.