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identification please.
the ferns in the foreground of this picture were 50p each but their name was written on the staging. Yes you guessed it: I lost the scrap of paper I had written it on. I think I will know it when I see it.



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The only one I can come up with is Dryopteris sieboldii. I looked right through the Wisley Fern book! :-))

31 Dec, 2009

 

that doesnt ring any bells. hubby said it began with c. thanks for looking.

31 Dec, 2009

 

I don't that it is a fern, I had somthing like it in a hanging basket once but never knew the name,

31 Dec, 2009

 

It is known as holly fern - cyrtomium falcatum. It needs damp shady conditions to grow really well, I've got a few in my garden.

31 Dec, 2009

 

Us too Seaburn...Agree with Andrea...Common name Chinese Holly Fern ! Purchased at Reighton by any chance ! x

31 Dec, 2009

 

Sorry, Sbg. There isn't a picture next to that name in my book, but I'm sure the others are spot on!

31 Dec, 2009

 

yes thats it. no i got it at Spring garden centre at sigglesthorne, reduced from £3 to 50p each. Bonkersbon

sorry I've been browsing and flexing the plastic. bought an osmanthus and a pink aconitum. havent told hubby yet. will wait till they arrive next week. :o)

31 Dec, 2009

 

Happy New Year !!!

31 Dec, 2009

mad
Mad
 

Sorry to disagree Andrea but I think it is Adiantum Pedatum which likes full or partial shade. Are the stems black Seaburngirl?

1 Jan, 2010

 

Fair enough but I have an identical plant in my garden, have a look on google images

1 Jan, 2010

 

What are the other plants, Sbg? Carex? and??

1 Jan, 2010

 

Sorry Mad but like Andrea have this too the fronds are much stiffer than A.Pedatum and its less shrubby in nature if that a correct gardening term lol

1 Jan, 2010

mad
Mad
 

I stand corrected and I don't mind eating humble pie ... not too much anyway!
I looked on Google and the illustration looks very different from that in my Readers Digest Gardening Encyclopedia. I used to have one like the one in Seaburngirls' photo but couldn't remember the name of it and the one in my book looked like it. Yes, they are much stiffer. Sorry, my mistake.

1 Jan, 2010

 

its definately a fern complete with sorri under the fronds. Huuby says the name suggested is correct and he has found the slip of paper with the name on it in the car toay when he was cleaning the car. leaving me the cooker :o(
the other plants are: the variegated liriope silver ribbon, the pink flowers are from saxifraga 'black ruby'.
the pot of all green leaves in the right background is schzstostylis [spelling] still waiting t go in the garden a year on from when i bought it. I have split it a couple of times. its a very pae pink called pink princess. and towards the middle/left is a bergina that has reddish flower stems and bright magenta pink flowers. it also goes reddish in the autumn in the frosts.

1 Jan, 2010

 

I can also confirm it's Cyrtomium as it is one of the more common ferns we sell so am very familiar with it.
:-)

3 Jan, 2010

 

and there was i thinking it was out of the ordinary. ah well common goes with me :o))

3 Jan, 2010

 

Well, it may not be common in other places but it is one of our very frequent types that we sell.

Incidentally, we have also sold another species, Cyrtomium falcatum in the recent past. Both species can tolerate full sun in the Uk but still look better in shade.

3 Jan, 2010

 

this one is C.falcatum which is the other species you are selling Fractal?
It will be going semi shade once i get the area cleared.

3 Jan, 2010

 

Sorry, meant to put C. fortunei :-)

3 Jan, 2010

 

thanks fractal.

4 Jan, 2010

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