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By Anget

Wiltshire, United Kingdom Gb

Ferns.
Can anyone tell me which these are, please? Bought with no info.



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Last one looks a bit like Cyrtomium falcatum
Second could well be a Hart's Tongue fern.

6 Feb, 2021

 

Thank you, OWD. They're unlikely to be anything weird and wonderful - just 'bog standard.'

6 Feb, 2021

 

Top pic extreme left Polypodium

6 Feb, 2021

 

I agree with Owd the 2nd is a hart's tongue [Asplenium scolopendrium] and I also think the 3rd is Cyrtomium falcatum.

I think the Polypodium is probably P vulgare

6 Feb, 2021

 

Thanks, SBG. I did look at photos online, but found it hard to tell differences and couldn't find the last one at all.

7 Feb, 2021

 

Where I live the Polypodium and the Harts tongue grow wild in great profusion.Don't use acid soil for these. I tried my hand at propagating some Harts Tongue last autumn (a very long slow business!) and now have 6 ready for planting out and another dozen and a half of very little ones. Didn't expect so many!

7 Feb, 2021

 

Interesting, Yorks. How lovely to produce new babies. Patience is rewarded! I hope to put these in pots to start with on our shady patio. I shall take your advice re. compost. Thank you.

7 Feb, 2021

 

Hope they do well for you. They're a peaceful sort of plant if you know what I mean...

7 Feb, 2021

 

I do. Some plants are for looking at, others for living with..

7 Feb, 2021

 

What a good way of putting it!

7 Feb, 2021

 

I have baby harts tongues [and Polystichiums] growing in the wall down the back of the greenhouse. They are a firm favourite and yes happy in chalky soils. In fact all 3 you have grow happily in my garden.

I love ferns for their gracefulness and the fact they are a subtle foil for many other plants.

7 Feb, 2021

 

They'll be enjoying the still most air round there! We haven't got any proper walls at all unfortunately, but the old ones in the village tend to have spleenwort. I knew nothing about wild ferns before we came here so still have a long way to go. All the big ones were Dryopteris to me until I learned how much more there is to know,lol.

8 Feb, 2021

 

Yes, SBG, I wanted more gentle greens in the garden and ferns fit the bill. I have a long way to go finding out about them. I decided to risk a few pounds on these, and hope I don't kill them!

Your comment about dryopteris, Yorks, made me smile. Looking at the first fern and pics online I thought it could have been one of many similar varieties. Thank goodness for the knowledgeable people on GoY.

8 Feb, 2021

 

If anyone wants a detailed breakdown of how to grow Ferns from spores I have one somewhere on the computer.

8 Feb, 2021

 

Did you try it Owd? This was my second attempt - the first one was just a Dryopteris(I think) years ago, and I got so many I gave most of the babies ones to the school biology dpt. in case they were useful for learning about the mechanism, which blew me away when I first learned!!!Nature is so surprising sometimes...

8 Feb, 2021

 

Years ago when I sold plants I grew quite a few Fern species from spores from various Seed sources. Only failures were with a lot of the New Zealand ones.

9 Feb, 2021

 

Never tried from bought spores, only local ferns. Very rewarding (but only of fun as there are so many wild ones...)

10 Feb, 2021

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