Walls are always worth checking out and it is only when a wall has been recently repaired with new stone that we realise what a softening effect mosses have; the new section may look neat but the appearance will, to me, always be raw und slightly jarring.
Of course it is wall mosses that are the first to come to the notice of most people. They generally form little green cushions and mosses of this type are known as acrocarpous. The other form of moss, often the bane of gardeners, has a pleurocarpous habit and is typified by the straggling mosses such as Springy Turf-moss, Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus, which colonise lawns, particularly where the soil is poorly drained. From above the leaves appear to have a star-shaped pattern.
Springy Turf-moss at Windmill Hill, Newnham, Northants.
6 November, 2016
Smoked Oysterling on a dead twig beside the A45, Daventry.
6 Novembert, 2016