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    Hello everyone, I am sure that I am on the wrong spot to ask any questions. However, it's the only one so far that worked.. So here we go:
    I would love someone to tell me what sort of fern this is and what I am doing wrong, because it feels very poorly. Thank you so much.
     
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      [​IMG] @Retro51 I am not sure could be a Boston Fern or Marsh Fern but not sure someone else will be along soon who will know I am sure.. ​
       
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      Thank you so much for your quick reply. Any idea what is going wrong????
       
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      Welcome to the forums!

      Fern id is mega hard...I will need to research my books to see if maybe I can get a match.
      It is an outdoor fern ...not a tender indoor fern.
      It would be better planted in a shady spot in your garden.

      However, It is definitely not Boston fern.

      Nephrolepis exaltata, - Google Search

      Nor it it Marsh Fern.

      Thelypteris palustris - Google Search

      You have a super very special fern which looks strong and healthy.
      Like many plants some ferns stay green all winter...evergreen.
      Others die down for the winter and will regrow in the spring...deciduous.
      Your fern is just starting to go to sleep for winter.
      Next year it will grow lovely fresh fronds.
       
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        Thank you Silver surfer. Yes this is a wonderful fern, it was my husband's favourite so I need to keep it alive and well. I have actually repotted it now in a slightly smaller pot. I read somewhere that the wet soil in a pot too big may rot the roots seeing that there is then a lot of it??
         
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          Hello Silver surfer,
          Thank you so so much, fantastic. You are a star.
          Would it not be too late to put it in the garden now? I was going to keep it in the yard behind the house which is quite sheltered and I can keep an eye on it????
           
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          Glad to help.
          Now is ideal time to plant all plants...the ground is warm after summer and roots can establish before winter...water well before and after planting.
          If it is in the ground you can just forget all about it until spring.
          Then when new fronds start to grow trim all old dead fronds off.

          I love ferns...but do find them hard to id.
          Yours was so very special it was easier than I expected.
           
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            Hello again,
            I think I will plant it in the garden this afternoon, carefully and nervously..
            Thank you for your help.
             
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            No ...do it with confidence.....you will be fine and so will your special fern.
            Enjoy!
            Maybe you will start a collection!

            Remember every one here on these forums started gardening with no knowledge.
            With time came knowledge.
            They are a friendly bunch here..if in doubt just ask.
             
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              Thank you, I know you are a great bunch of people.
               
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