Dry Fern Trough

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  1. Gail_68

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    @Pushkin that is nice and unusual looking :yay:....does it still look like it now but bigger :what: :)
     
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    They are in their dormant stage ATM.
    But I'll take a picture when they are in full growth.
     
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      Thanks @Pushkin :)
       
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        So what I have decided to do is......

        I have some Tephrocacti and miniature Opuntias in my greenhouse.
        Have planted them out in the trough.
        And as I get more Chielanthes etc, will replace them
         
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          @Sirius Just seen this site if it's of any use. Bowden's took over Martin Rickard's fern business.

          Bowdens Evergreen Ferns
           
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            Thanks. I know of Bowdens. They don't have what I want. I have the Cheilanthes they list already. It is widely available at decent garden centres.

            I have however sowed spore of about 6 or 7 Cheilanthes and Pellaea from the BPS.
            Have gotten decent germanination. But it will probably be another 18 months to 2 years before I will have plants big enough to plant out.

            Growing Ferns from spore is a lesson in patience.
             
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            Dryopteris erthysora & Himalayan maidenhair fern in trough.
             
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              Very nice
              How often do you water it??
               
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                Not often. The trough is on the north side of a pagoda.
                 
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                  Potted up some sporelings a few weeks ago - 3 species of Cheilanthes and a Pellaea.

                  This is Cheilanthes alabamensis:

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                  Enclosed in a clear bag. I will harden off by slowly cutting small holes into the bag until it's more or less just shreds. Once fully hardened off I will plant a few out into my trough.
                   
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                    Potted up some more sporelings this weekend

                    This is Cheilanthes viridis.
                    It's from Southern Africa, so not too sure how hardy it will be. But there are a few, so will have some to experiment with

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                      Not strictly in a dry trough but an interesting fern. Japanese Painted Fern.


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                        Cheilanthes sporelings coming along nicely


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                        These have come along nicely
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