Friday, June 29

Fernery

You may have missed the hint in an earlier post where I said that I had plans for the ferns that I had dug up from the various areas of the garden that were being replanted. The evicted ferns were potted up to await their fate.

I also had a fern that, for several years, had been living in a pot on the patio and was pleading for more space.

My aim was to plant all the homeless ferns into a small bed to one side of the summerhouse. This bed is fairly shady being shaded on one side by the summerhouse and on another side by a willow screen. One fern was living happily here prior to the construction and happily avoided being trampled on by the joiners who came to erect the summerhouse.

Maybe to call this area a fernery is stretching it a bit but now I can reveal our - well let's call it a mini fernery.
I just need to add a bark mulch, maybe one or two more small ferns and possibly some pieces of log then that's another makeover finished.

Last reminder:The closing date for the flower competition is fast approaching - last date for entries is this Saturday - TOMORROW!

10 comments:

  1. I love the look of that fernery. A good selection of different types and colours by the look of it.
    When I saw your post title I read it initially as "Ferney" which is the name of the town in France where one of our daughters lives, so I was a bit surprised!

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    1. It's amazing what you can do by just collecting together the things that you already have. Must admit we have lots more ferns scattered around the garden too.
      The orangy looking ferns were just one plant that split into four when we dug it up. I was beginning to worry that I hadn't the space to replant them all.

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  2. Your mini fernery looks really smart. The plants go really well beside the green of the summerhouse. I like the edging as well. As you suggest, maybe a log would be nice as well. I'm tempted to borrow your design idea!

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  3. It looks great. I think you've found the perfect spot for your evicted ferns.

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  4. Very nice - will look lovely when they have all merged a bit.

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    1. Everything improves with age Elaine.

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  5. The mini fernery looks great Sue...i still haven't entered the competition...I'm not that great with plant names but I will be giving it a go before the end of Saturday!

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    1. That's today Tanya so not much time left.

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