Thinks are coming on in the Fernery. The croziers are breaking out and starting to fill in the gaps.
The Shuttlecock fern , Matteuccia struthiopteris, which looked dead all winter has erupted in the middle and is throwing out quite a number of youngsters. I'll have to separate some or all of those later in the year.
The Dryopteris affinis 'Pinderi' is also opening its croziers.
You may ask why these two hardy plants are in tubs/pots. It's quite simply so that I can lift them out and I have somewhere to stand if anything needs doing in there.
So now into the dark zone
The Arums look very happy in there. Probably because they selected that spot. I didn't plant them in the fernery at all.
Finally a bit of a mix of textures and shapes, who needs flowers? ( This is a natural group, they weren't placed together for the photo)
Great set of pics , I was wondering when your fernery updates were going to start as I've been watching the fronds unfurl on a few as I'm walking the dog and on the plants I have in the garden. They look amazing as they start to spring to life this time of year
Is that asplenium trichomanes in the last pic? I've just spent a couple of days in Wales and they were growing all over the stone walling there, the ferns were looking great in the woods I was walking in ,I need to grow more hardy species ,yours look impressive, I have a fair few self seeded large plants around the garden but not the diversity I would like , but I am slowly trying to change that
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