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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Favourite Fern

21 May 2011 14:26:00
Dryopteris filix-mas 'Cristata Martindale'

Dryopteris filix-mas 'Cristata Martindale'

Despite being a fully paid up member of the Fern Society, I must confess a certain ignorance regarding ferns. But I hope to learn more.

This one, that Fran gave me last year, is my favourite.

Mind you, The Japanese Painted Fern and Onoclea sensibilis are right up there too.

We won't mention tree ferns :(


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fran m fran m 21 May 2011 14:35:00

Snap Rachel, love that one myself.

Opps, despite been the Chairman of same said Society, I am still not paid up. But then again, like the Queen, as Chairman, I don't ''do money''   ;-))


Hosta Hosta 21 May 2011 15:29:43

Lovely one, have a good few ferns about the place but like you must confess to not knowing enough about them ---  don't tell Martin that though :-)


feverfew feverfew 21 May 2011 17:20:43

there once was a man from limerick,

ferns was his hobby i think,

he hates bracken and weeds,

loved spores and seeds,

and hungry people he feeds !!


LindaB LindaB 21 May 2011 19:13:02

Yes I have to say I really liked that when I saw it in the boot of your car Rachel, lovely gift.


Clara Clara 21 May 2011 20:44:58

Lovely one Rachel, lovely photo.  


andyf7 andyf7 21 May 2011 21:40:31

i think everyone likes ferns as their so natural i think.


Rachel Rachel 22 May 2011 00:01:12

It seems Martin had missed out

Collecting money with no clout

But his Onoclea

would completely sway ya

And his Dryopteris second to naught

 


ladygardener ladygardener 22 May 2011 21:14:07

That's a lovely fern


Keego Keego 22 May 2011 22:12:01

Lovely fern and great poetry


rosburke rosburke 22 May 2011 22:22:43

lovely fern


Cloncaw Cloncaw 23 May 2011 12:19:11

Beautiful fern.


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