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  • In other cases they are planted in open baskets of wood or wire, using the porous peat and sphagnum compost.

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  • The timber resources of Alaska are untouched 2 280 species of mosses proper, of which 46 were new to science, and 16 varieties of peat moss (Sphagnum) were listed by the Harriman expedition; and 74 species or varieties of ferns.

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  • Across the road from the highest point of the mountain, a narrow footpath leads down into a small sphagnum moss bog.

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  • Plants include mosses eg Sphagnum, cotton grass, purple moor grass, cranberry, marsh cinquefoil, marsh violet and round leaved sundew.

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  • The vegetation is a relatively uniform area of S27 Carex rostrata Potentilla palustris tall-herb fen in which Sphagnum is found locally.

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  • Sphagnum mosses are the main vegetation, often forming hummocks which are raised half a meter above the main surface.

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  • Despite some burning in the past, the surface has an extremely high Sphagnum moss cover and a notable Sphagnum moss hummock development.

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  • Additionally, there are transitions to areas of M21 Narthecium ossifragum Sphagnum papillosum valley mire.

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  • Next, add a thin cover of sphagnum moss, which will prevent the soil from sifting down to the drainage layer.

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  • In the wettest reaches of Bodmin moor, sphagnum or bog moss can be found.

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  • Make a propagating compost from three parts sphagnum moss peat to one part perlite, sieved bark or acid sand.

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  • Species include bottle sedge, common cotton sedge, devil's-bit scabious and marsh violet growing over layers of Sphagnum mosses and brown mosses.

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  • The bog surface is permanently wet and supports a dense and diverse cover of sphagnum bog-mosses including the rare hummock forming moss Sphagnum imbricatum.

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  • These bogs are generally rich in the bog-mosses sphagnum capillifolium and S. papillosum.

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  • Conditions are locally acidic and this has encouraged the recent growth of a few tussocks of Bog Moss Sphagnum sp.

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  • Sphagnum moss peat (enough to fill the other half).

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  • The bog surface is permanently wet and supports a dense and diverse cover of Sphagnum bog-mosses including the rare hummock forming moss Sphagnum imbricatum.

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  • Sphagnum fuscum hummocks are present, and Calluna vulgaris and Erica tetralix are common.

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  • These bogs are generally rich in the bog-mosses Sphagnum capillifolium and S. papillosum.

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  • Each plant bears a bright rose-purple flower that shows well on its bed of Sphagnum, Cranberry, and Sedge.

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  • A shady moist spot with a northern exposure is best, and the soil should be a mixture of well-rotted manure and Sphagnum.

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  • It is less trouble out of doors than under glass; indeed, it only requires a moderately wet bog in a light spongy soil of fibrous peat and chopped Sphagnum Moss.

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  • Small pots, with a little bit of dry Sphagnum Moss inside, inverted on the tops of stakes, also form good traps.

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  • It is a good plant for the bog garden or for damp spots in the rock garden, in an open and fully-exposed position with the choicer bog plants, in fibrous peat well mixed with Sphagnum Moss, which is common in marshy places.

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  • In a bog on a very small scale it is not easy to secure the humid atmosphere they have at home, but they will grow wherever Sphagnum grows.

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  • Gardeners often dispense with the pot, using sphagnum moss and leaf-mould only when propagating indiarubber plants, perpetual carnations, dracaenas, &c.

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  • For most of these the lightest spongy but sweet turfy peat must be used, this being packed lightly about the roots, and built up above the pot-rim, or in some cases freely mixed before use with chopped sphagnum moss and small pieces of broken pots or nodules of charcoal.

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  • For potting or basketing purposes, or for plants requiring blockculture, the materials used are light fibrous peat, special leaf-mould, osmunda or polypodium fibre and living sphagnum moss, which supply free drainage for the copious supply of water required.

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