Happy to join in the new meme run by Gillian of Country Garden UK.
I was worried at first that I wouldn’t be able to find a plant every week, especially as most things are going over now, but actually the scope is quite wide; you can include anything that is looking good – it doesn’t have to be a plant and it doesn’t have to be from your own garden.
In fact I had trouble selecting something this week as there is quite a lot I am happy with.
However, my choice today is my garden ferns. I realised how wonderful these plants were when we created a Japanese garden. I placed this fern, a Dryopteris erythrosa (Japanese Shield Fern) in the smallest bit of soil in the gravel and look what has happened. This is a couple of years on and no feeding either. The rock behind was supposed to represent a mountain, but the fern grew rather too big and dwarfed it!
The colours of the new fronds are beautiful.
Other ferns I enjoy in my garden are:
If you don’t have any ferns in your garden then you should really consider it. They are easy to grow and many will grow in that dark corner where nothing else does well.
I have been thinking about building a stumpery under our big Copper Beech tree – that will give me an excuse to buy even more ferns.
A Ha! I love your stumpery idea. That’s another reason to buy a few more plants! Thanks very much for joining in Annette. Your ferns are looking quite beautiful.
Any excuse, Gillian. Thanks for hosting – it is a good idea for a meme.
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Lovely ferns – they are always so elegant. I don’t really have the right conditions, but I’m working on it!
Thanks. I hope you manage to get your conditions right, or find ferns for your conditions whichever is easier.
Mixture of both I think, but it is always a case of trial and error!
One of my favorite plants is the fern. Aren’t they just beautiful? And so many varieties. Thanks for visiting my blog.
You are welcome. Thanks so much for following mine.
Ferns are a favourite of mine too and as you say, there are so many wonderful varieties. Your photos of them are superb, they are looking very happy, you obviously have the right conditions for them!
Yes there are and many more for me to discover. I don’t know why it took me so long!
Your ferns are looking good indeed. I had some at my previous garden but too much sun here.
Thanks. We certainly don’t have that problem here. Shame you can’t grow them though.
I love the subtle beauty of ferns, I’m really hoping that when the woodland walk develops to create for shade that I will be able to find some good drought tolerant varieties.
I hope so too. I have one little fern which I think it just our native variety that is hanging on in a very dry place right under a sycamore. I won’t say it is doing well, but it is alive and I am hoping it will get established with time.
I grow ferns in pots under the north facing house wall, they always do well there, where little else will thrive, I look forward to seeing the stumpery.
That is a good idea. I could grow ferns in pots even where the soil is bad. Do you have any favourites? Not sure whether the stumpery will ever happen, but a person can dream. It shouldn’t be too difficult so long as I can get hold of some interesting stumps.