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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Ferns

22 May 2010 20:54:02
Ferns

Ferns

Tree ferns really do look fabulous with an under-planting of hostas and ferns.

I'm not a 'fern person' but I was really impressed with the large shuttle cock ferns (Matteuccia struthiopteris) used in several places at Kilquade.


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Ternie Ternie 22 May 2010 21:00:44

ferns has their own charm :))) I saw huge ferns in parks of Peterhof, suburb of St Petersburg - and it looks like you are in prehistoric forests!


Rachel Rachel 22 May 2010 21:23:23

Yes, they do have their own charm.


HeadGardener HeadGardener 22 May 2010 23:03:35

How many journals have you done today, will have to get up to Kilquade now, what exactly does a 'fern person' look like :-)


Rachel Rachel 22 May 2010 23:26:42

Ha ha. I actually saw 'fern persons' there! They were carvings from dead tree fern trunks. Hope your communion went well.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 22 May 2010 23:31:53

Lovely combination of ferns , Kilquade is a place to add to the visit list


Clara Clara 23 May 2010 23:38:34

How did Kilquade look at this time as I was there at different times. Photo fab.


Rachel Rachel 23 May 2010 23:40:29

If ever down that neck of the woods, Geraldine...

It was fabulous, Clara. I think the talent of the planting is better shown off before the full whack of flower colour comes into play.


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