A natural history and gardening blog based on our garden in Pensby, Wirral, Cheshire, but with very occasional excursions farther afield.
Friday, 8 February 2008
I have concluded that the fern I mentioned in January (http://pensbyetal.blogspot.com/2008/01/16th-january-2008.html) may be one of those which I bought rather than one which came from the self-seeded 'weeds' in the caravan garden. It may therefore be Dryopteris erythrosora - Autumn Fern or Japanese Sword Fern - a foriegn species from the same genus as the Hay-scented Buckler Fern.. Described on a garden website as follows. "Evergreen all winter AND not ragged, ratty evergreen! Actually beautiful and fresh looking all winter when everything looks dead. The reason it's called Autumn Fern -- all summer it sends up new fronds that are a rusty Autumn Color ... but they're at their peak in Spring when all fronds are emerging. Such a great colour then when everything else is Spring Green. "
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