Category Archives for Ferns

European Polypody | Polypodium Vulgare ‘Cornubiense’

This Fern is indigenous to Europe, Asia as far afield as Japan, Southern Africa and even central regions of North America: in damp areas -like the South West of Britain – it is often found growing on tree trunks, but … Continue reading

23. June 2013 by admin
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Pests Affecting Ferns

Green-fly, White-fly, Weevil, Caterpillar, Black Snail.. Slug and Woodlice are the foes that attack ferns, particularly those in a greenhouse. GREEN-FLY is often due to insufficient ventilation; and better ventilation and an increase of light, if managed without draughts, will … Continue reading

12. June 2013 by admin
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Propagating Ferns

There are three main methods by which ferns are propagated—the first through root action, the second through leaf action, and the third through the spores which are found on the backs of the leaves, and which ripen in summer. In … Continue reading

12. June 2013 by admin
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Cultivating Ferns

“Flowers may come and flowers may go but I go on for ever,” might well be said by the ancient fern at Kew Gardens, looking back over the 3,000 years of life computed to be its portion. And that is … Continue reading

11. June 2013 by admin
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Climbers and Wall Shrubs

Planting It is not necessary to plant the rock garden at the same time as it is constructed. This is usually inconvenient and planting can best be done later. It is often recommended that rock gardens be constructed in the … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by admin
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Choosing Ferns for the Garden Pond

Although in nature ferns flourish in shady positions this has more to do with moisture conservation and ferns will do well in positions exposed to full sunlight, provided that sufficient moisture can be guaranteed. Contrary to popular belief they do … Continue reading

11. July 2011 by admin
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Successional Planting for Constant Garden Colour

BLOOM AND BLOOM AGAIN If you only have a small space to cultivate, you can make the ground work extra hard. It can be made to produce more than one crop of flowers each year either by successional planting, which … Continue reading

07. April 2011 by admin
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Hardy Ferns in Britain

Ferns in Britain Everyone knows a fern when they see one. Their characteristic foliage is to be seen in most parts of these islands, gracing our hedgebanks and woodlands with lacy fronds; but how few realize that ferns are amongst … Continue reading

25. March 2011 by admin
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