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Ferns – right plant right place

When plants self-seed they often find perfect niches in which to set up home. In a garden recently we found young ferns which had found just such places, but I suppose they self-spore rather than self-seed. All around the edge of a curling path edged with silver birch trunks little ferns were establishing themselves.

After putting these photos into the blog I had to go out with the camera  into our own garden to see what our ferns were getting up to.

Having started this post and saved it to finish later we went for a woodland walk and discovered two of our native ferns growing happily in the dappled shade.

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

7 replies on “Ferns – right plant right place”

Ferns are so delicate but tough and always beautiful. They are one of the few plants I enjoy seeing pop up wherever they want.

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