WHAT ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY - 2022

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  1. Loofah

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    Where'd you order the ferns from @NigelJ ?
     
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    @NigelJ i hope that your knee gets better soon.
     
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      Although we have had a sunny day the cold wind wouldn't let me stay outside on the balcony for more than 10 mins! Had time to pick up the 2 pots of Clivias that the wind was blowing all around the balcony & take them to the kitchen. Then watered the plants in the mini-greenhouse & closed the door & that was it for today!
       
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        From here Ferns – RarePlants
        Although I have used them quite often over the years this was the first time I've seen ferns offered.
         
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          Got rather a lot of bargain bulbs - 25p a packet - late double tulips, dwarf narcissi, species crocus, anemone blanda, iris reticulata. So immediately potted them up into some nice gritty compost. They had not got very far, no tangles of sad etiolated growths that you see in the sale packs from warm shops, so hopefully they should do OK.
           
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            @Loofah I only bought my first fern around 2018 after a chance conversation at a plant sale, since then I've bought another couple. The area they are in is not far from the side of the house and under a group of spruce trees so shade, but also dry in summer.
            I haven't used Fibrex nurseries near Worcester, but they have had a National Collection of Ferns and also Ivy; a lot of material has been donated to RHS Wisley. Note they are closing Sept 2023.
            Edulis nurseries also appear to have a good collection and their nursery is at Pangbourne.
             
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              Today not a lot it's raining and blowing.
               
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                I've always loved ferns. The house were in now was dilapidated and in the garden ferns had self seeded so I've been growing the seedlings on and adding ones I brought with me. You can never have enough!
                 
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                  Nothing today it's raining again.
                   
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                    We've had rain for most of the day here too.

                    However I manage to pot up some cuttings in the greenhouse this morning .
                    Then nipped out mid afternoon when the rain began easing up and eventually stopped and swept up more leaves from all the paths and patios.....on a windy day it's much easier to collect up wet leaves.
                     
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                      Another day when I could hardly get out onto the balcony! It was spitting for a whilr this morning but as we were forecast more rain during the morning & a whole lot more in the small wee hours of Saturday morning, I decided to go out before it really started raining & remove all the pots from the balcony railing & put them further in where they wouldn't get any more rain. All the pots are really soaked & I don't want them to get even wetter. They will start to rot if they get much wetter for a long tine. While I was doing that I also opened the mini-greenhouse door after I had closed it yesterday.
                       
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                        Oh yes you can @Loofah! Both here and on the Isle of Man (where I used to live) they're everywhere. There's one in my garden, but so far it's managed to avoid me killing it and not for the want of trying. :biggrin:
                         
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                          Today in the garden, I did absolutely nothing. In fact I didn't even set foot in it. Not will I be for at least a couple of weeks. I have had minor surgery on my back, which seems trivial, but I've been told that if I do anything, I'm likely to split the stitches and then all my gizzards might spew out (ok, I made up that latter part, but I was warned about splitting the stitches). So I'm feeling sorry for my self. I'm usually very active, but for a few weeks I have to be useless. It's not even been two weeks and I'm already climbing the walls. Or I would be if I was allowed.
                           
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                            We have a number of ferns (can't remember when we planted them or what they are) and some of them tend to seed themselves in the most inappropriate places. We have some that are growing in the tarmac in the corner of our car port and there are none of that sort within 150ft :rolleyespink:. They do look quite mice and friends come round every so often to carefully help themselves to them.

                            I've started on weeding some of the beds in the front garden and it's beginning to look quite good out there. I'm now waiting for the snowdrops and daffs to show themselves before I work more on those beds.
                             
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