I've started to get a few ferns and that 1st one of yours looks like my latest addition, I love the colour. It's raining at the moment or I'd go and check the label Think I have about 6 so far and will post pics when they are in leaf, mine are still all snug and curled up at the moment ;D
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Post by Cheerypeabrain on May 4, 2007 16:47:21 GMT
Gorgeous ferns Pam, I love them and excellent photos! I have a small fern bed that is just starting to wake up..aren't the uncurling fronds a joy to behold! (sorry...am I gushing?)...Yours look quite big (!) are they? we have an oak leaf fern (supposedly) that hasn't appeared above the surface yet...I don't even know what it looks like so I'd best go and google... ;D
Not sure on the names, but it does not really matter,almost all easy to grow ferns like the same sort of conditions. Since they have a 'skin' which is only one cell thick they cannot guard against excessive moisture loss, so they need semi shade and moist soil. Having said that, they can take more sun of the soil is wetter and less moisture if the shade is deeper. ?Japanese Holly fern and Parsley leafed fern?
Thank you OB - I have planted them both in damp shade, and I will have a look at your suggestions. The first one has three 'fingers' on the ends of the fronds, like little hands The other does indeed look like parsley now you come to mention it - I never clocked that before ;D (No Chuckles it isn't - although I do have a pot nearby )
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