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I prefer leaving old growth on over the winter for wildlife but then I find myself in a race against time in the spring to cut everything back before the new growth starts.
It's all down to timing isn't it, Margaret.
I dug up several of my ferns last Autumn. They had spread quite a lot and were in danger of taking over. They seem to self-seed readily. Have you got yours in any special type of soil?
We have self seeders too, Mark. They are planted in garden soil that has had used growbag compost added and a bark mulch applied. The mulch has decomposed and will need topping up.
I seldom tidy up before the winter, for the wildlife, but am in the same race as Margaret to get it tidy now. All of mine are native of one sort or another and have arrived in the garden of their own volition.
I leave most perennial plants until early spring before cutting back, Deborah.
Oh I must have a look at my ferns tomorrow Sue that is if it's not too wet. I'm sure that black box will soon disappear.
Maybe you will have to dodge showers, Anna.
What a lovely corner:-}I have ferns in more than one place and hopefully this Spring I can get them all dug up and put together in the Coppice where they will do better, and I think, look better too. Your fern bed has confirmed how lovely they look en masse
The top photo doesn't show it at its best Jayne.
The fernery should be beautiful in a few weeks.
You will have a great fern bed soon! I don't have special patch for the ferns. My backyard wall is so cool and shady, so... we can find some wild ferns grow healthy there.
We get the occasional wild fern sprouting up too, Endah
That is a great pruning session! They'll be back before you can blink! Mine held onto their greenery all winter too.xxx
Looking forward to the curly croziers, Dina which I find fascinating,
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