Sunday, May 27

A fern safari

We have lots of ferns dotted around the garden in various stages of 'unfurlment'. They always fascinate me as the croziers form so I decided to go on a fern safari around the garden shooting here, there and everywhere with my camera.

I've tried to add names to some of the ferns but most were bought during our less organised phase when we didn't take note of the varieties. I scrabbled about and found labels on some but for others the labels had either long gone or the relevant piece of label had snapped off. I doubt that anyone can help identify them at this stage maybe later I'll post some photos of mature plants.


You may not be able to tell from the photos but lots of the ferns are roughly planted in pots. I've been gathering them together from around the garden as I have plans for them but more of that in a later post!

You wouldn't believe it but since I took these photos I've spotted even more ferns hiding amongst other plants as they unfurl showing themselves.

PS Martyn has posted about how our seeds/seedlings etc are faring after changing our compost. His post is here

Also remember Thursday is the last day to enter the fruit seeds competition. Click here

10 comments:

  1. I don't have any ferns so I've never looked this closely at them before...It is very impressive the way they open up!!

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    1. They are just so interesting Tanya. When they start to unfurl you would never guess the shapes that the leaves will become.

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  2. I don't have any ferns but it always fascinates me how they unfurl.

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    1. I love them, Jo as you probably can tell.

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  3. Fern is my latest favorite! ;)

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    1. You'll probably like my next mini project then Malar.

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  4. I simply adore these ancient plants. I have them in shady corners of my garden.

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    1. I love them too Vesna - you can't have too many.

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  5. How beautiful. Nearly all our ferns are an unidentified variety which was was growing under the (nearly all removed) escallonia hedge at the front. Definitely want more (named ones) in the future.

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    1. Just wish that I'd kept the labels BW

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