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