A few more. There's a couple of Cyrtomium fortunei, Japanese Holly ferns, I think they're the same species but that will be determined next year. The Athyrium genus is full of plants that don't resemble each other.The Japanese Painted ferns belong in this genus and even the species A. felix-femina has an amazing variation.
I planted this one in today. It's a little cracker.
Arachnoides simplicior 'Variegata', also know a the Japanese Variegated Holly Fern and the East Indian Variegated Shield Fern, I suppose any combination thereof will do too. It seems this one will be happy on the drier side.
Well, MrsG let me go out alone to a Plant Fair. Considering the temptation I didn't do so bad, just five new ferns. The first three I have potted up in square and round long toms to see how things go. The Dryopteris sieboldii was a distinctive three crowns so there's now a couple of square pots of that. The large Bamboo Fern I was hoping to split but on knocking out it's not at that stage yet Two of the fronds were damaged in transit so they've been "assisted" with a couple of wooden BBQ skewers
A new growth spotted on my return from the far north in the Fernery. A fungus seems to have made itself at home in the old Eucalyptus trunk I use to support the bird feeders on one outside edge of the Fernery. It looks quite good through the bottom of the Azalea.
I was walking into Wilkinson's today and this plant just sort of fell off the shelf into my basket. Considering it was in a 6" (15cm) pot and cost £5 I took this as a sign and left it in. There is a spot for it in the centre of the Fernery so it'll be planted out when it dries up a bit out there.
Hi Fred , where do you get your ferns from , apart from Wilkinsons , the Dryopteris king has a good look, having been googling around its great to see there are so many that are hardy and exotic looking
The Dryopteris were from a local nursery @£2.50 each. I had to extend the Fernery (to Scotland) to fit in another 4 Dryopteris.
I was at a Plant Fair last month that had a good selection. Many of the first ones were from the local market. Oh and Morrisons had a good selection @£2 each.
There are several fern nurseries on eBay that you can go direct to (cheaper postage if buying several).
I'm fast running out of shade to plant them in so I'm having to be very choosy with what I try to locate. The Fernery here has expanded to the other side of the path already. I have more pebbles etc to top dress with when it finally stops raining.
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