Dry Fern Trough

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    A few months later
    Ferns grown nicely.
    And I have made a small change. Took out the Sedum, and replaced it with a Cheilanthes argenteum
     
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      That's good. Nice colour and form combinations. Lovely.
       
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        Thanks

        I want to put another one together.
        Need a few more of these specialist ferns, but they are hard to come by.
         
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              Enquire off of this guy on Farcebook Martin Begley
              He grows extraordinary, amazing ferns. I don't think he does mail order but you can ask. Anyway, he'll put you in the right direction for sourcing ferns.
               
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                I have moved the trough under the overhang by the front door. Don't want too much winter rain getting onto it
                 
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                  I hope it wasn't too heavy. You'd need a forklift to lift mine. :(
                   
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                  @Sirius What a lovely thread :thumbsup:- only just catching up with it - so have bookmarked for reading over the winter months -thanks to the GC'ers for sharing your super pics :dbgrtmb:
                   
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                  I was at the garden centre on the weekend and ended up buying another trough.
                  This one is a bit deeper than the one above.

                  Now I need some bits to fill it with :scratch:
                   
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                  Choice Saxifrages. Best plants for troughs. :)
                   
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                    I want more Xeric ferns. But they are hard to come by.

                    I got spore of about 5 species of Cheilanthes from the BPS, and have just sown them. But that's a long term project.
                     
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                    Have you tried Polypodiums; they're good in troughs but not xeric, though.

                    Polystichums can take dry as well.
                     
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                    Slightly OT but a two years ago I decided to plant some permanent hanging baskets at the side of my house which gets limited direct sunlight.

                    I decided on two asplenium scolopendrium plants.
                    Last year they looked lovely.

                    Here's a pic from 2016.

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