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For Paul - my fern for ID


Apologies for posting an id question here on a blog. Paul has kindy agreed to try identify my fern for me :)
Such a kind guy that he is :)))))))))))

Picture 1 taken July 2011

Picture 2 taken September 2011

Picture 3 taken 2 weeks ago

So am I right in saying if it is Dryopteris erthrosora – I should be starting to change colour? It does get a lot of sun but my soil is moist and never dries out.

Of course – if anyone else can help – please join in :))))

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Sorry I don't know it's name, but it's very nice. I haven't got any ferns. Maybe I should buy one or two. I always think they've got such a dainty look about them :o)

19 Feb, 2012


I dont know what it is but it looks wonderful!
Love all your pics too :)))))))))))

19 Feb, 2012


They're beautiful -first looks like Dryopteris erthrosora for sure!!! Not dead sure on second one - third looks like polystichum polyblepharum for its darker glossy fronds - I love ferns :)))))))))))))

20 Feb, 2012


So its an evergreen fern Scottish? I have the same fern (it is just one fern to ID ) ill look for the label..

20 Feb, 2012


Oh this is great as I might be able to name mine now, lol.

20 Feb, 2012


Found the labels, would you believe it, i bought a pack of 3 from B&Q and all it said was. *Ferns* Some help i was :)

20 Feb, 2012 just have to get a fern or 2 - think how happy that would make Paul :)) They are quite cheap in B&Q most of the time (unless you want a certain specific one)
Pixi...thank you xx is all the same plant :) now you see why I am confussed!! I'll just have to wait and see if it changes colour again:)
Young Daisy - I see we bought the same "fern" then :))))
Lincslass - maybe not!!!! :))))
Thank you guys and gals....I'll leave this blog on maybe one day someone will id for 'us' all for sure :))

20 Feb, 2012


in that case I'd say polystichum polyblepharum the last one is definitely it - glossy and deep coloured - check it to mine on pics - looks so much alike :)))))))))

20 Feb, 2012


just google imaged Paul - it certainly looks like some of the images. Thanks for your help. I will keep a close eye if anything changes :)

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