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    Fernery

    There was an area in the garden that was very shaded. Acers, Azalea (big) and bay surrounded it. I also have rain water storage there. Last year I introduced some large leaf Arisaema to some large tubs I removed the bases off and used as raised beds. By now I hope you have the picture of just how dark it gets under there. So, what to plant under all this canopy? Ferns of course. I've been adding hardy ferns all this year and now topped it all with gravel (10mm and 20mm), largish pebbles and river stone ( cat deterrent).

    It's looking not bad. I have an extra paving slab just in front of my water barrels and it enables me to sit in the shade on a hot day. MrsG likes it because it gives me some seclusion and I'm totally out of her sight.







    I have some liverworts and mosses already in there but hope to expand on those if they establish well.
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    Great set up i love this, this is so great!! I love the ferns and the stones really nice

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    One of my recent acquisitions was this very unusual Lady Fern type. . The pinnae alternate with being angled up and down on the rachis so giving a cross-cross cruciform appearance. Roll on next spring to get the new, hopefully bigger, more pristine fronds.

    Athyrium filix-femina 'Victoriae'



    She is of course of Scottish origin being discovered there, 1881 I believe.

    A second just to let me practice this new terminology

    Athyrium nipponicum 'Pewter Lace'



    The deep burgundy of the rachis and the costae are a good contrast to the green-greys of the pinnae.
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    Just noticed this thread. Very pretty! I also have a small, shady area filled with the same variety of ferns. They are going dormant now so I cannot ID them but now you've got me interested.

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    This is a Morrison's* (2) special. I acquired it a couple of months ago and it's growing very well and looks remarkably healthy. The ID is an educated guess ( perhaps not too educated) so if you know better please say so.


    Rumohra adiantiformis, Florist's Leather Fern?



    * A UK Supermarket chain
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    I'm still trying to ID all the ferns. Here's a few more.





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    Beautiful plants, Fred. Apparently I have a plant of the Japanese Holly Fern in one of my Nepenthes pots that I have been suppressing for two years now. Its pretty, but you know what they call any plant that grows where its not wanted ;-)

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    Precisely why I have to remove cps from my liverworts Paul
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