I've planted out what I can for the moment and top dressed where necessary with pebbles ( cat deterrent) and this is how it looks now.
Top:- The Fernery, original area 2nd:- The extension to the path (Phase 2) 3rd:- The extension to the left (Phase 3) 4th:- Somehow they spread over the path (Phase 4). The 'fern' bottom right in this isn't a fern it's a Corydalis.
The various 'wigwam skeletons' are anti cat scratching devices. Coupled with the pebbles they have been successful so far in preventing the digging of latrines.
All four areas contain spring bulbs ( or did). It's just a matter of seeing what comes up.
Included, amongst others, are Aconites, Snowdrops, Bluebells, Snowflakes ( spring and summer) Trillium and Dog's-Tooth Violets ( Dens-canis and revolutum)
I have added a few more ferns to my collection over the past few weeks. corky will be happy to know about the pair of Blechnum nudum but there have been others that have slid in silently. The spares for ones already in situ I'll leave for now but new species include Dryopteris cycadina and Cyrtomium macrophyllum. The latter I'll be watching to see just how macro those phyllum get. The sun is shining and it's a bit hot out there so I'm off to sit in the shade of the Fernery and have a choc ice.
The criss-crossing of the pinnae on a frond of Athyrium felix-femina 'Victoriae'
I've added a Cyrtomium macrophyllum to the centre of the Fernery. Its large pinnae should give a good contrast and it is supposed to be suitable for full shade. I 'm hoping it does much better in there than the Blechnum spicant. The Blechnum is looking very sad indeed there's only the one green frond on it at present. I've planted another to a brighter position in front of an Arisaema tub.
dvg: Nuances are lost on the uninitiated...
Sept 15, 2021 14:24:02 GMT
dvg: ...where the Ys are worn notwithstanding, there is a lot to consider - inside out, upside down, turned backwards, at halfmast, waistband rolled in or out, the tilt, and all of the combinations and permutations of these subtleties and others not mentioned
Sept 15, 2021 15:33:54 GMT
dvg: It's a lot to take in
Sept 15, 2021 15:34:27 GMT
dvg: It's truly saddening to me that we've made headlines due to an inept and unaccountable provincial government, paralyzed by politics...
Sept 15, 2021 16:42:32 GMT
fredg: The ones that could see me emigrated. The house is still empty for some reason
Sept 18, 2021 19:06:46 GMT
stevebooth: I trust the ceremony was more successful where you are, out of the 30-40mm of rain the infallible Beeb promised, with possible dangerous levels of flood wate, I’ve had 3mm. A decent amount for a woodlice bath, but not enough to water much.
Sept 19, 2021 9:02:50 GMT
fredg: It's looking promising Steve
Sept 19, 2021 9:54:23 GMT
fredg: What we really need is an all-nighter though
Sept 19, 2021 9:55:16 GMT
stevebooth: Too true the bogs are at the lowest level for the entire year, I don’t really want to get the RO out.
Sept 19, 2021 10:26:04 GMT
stevebooth: The suns out here now and blue skies on the horizon
Sept 19, 2021 10:26:46 GMT