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mikethegardener

Professional gardener (who designs) and writes. NEW WEBSITE: www.gardensbymikepalmer.wordpress.com

Dryopteris filix-mas

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
  • Like Count 61
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mikethegardener

Love watching ferns unfold in spring. Did you know, the young unfurling fronds are called crosiers? 🤓

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nessas

Have you been swatting today Mike 🤓🤓

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broughgardens

What a great pic!! 🖒👏

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totallygarden

How can you tell males from females in Ferns ? @mikethegardener . Btw- love this pic!

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broughgardens

If im not mistaken, its the males that have the spores underneath their leaves @totallygarden @mikethegardener

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mikethegardener

@totallygarden Hi Mariana. Good question. Have a read of this (http://www.fernwoodplantnursery.ca/2016/02/the-gender-of-ferns/) 😊

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titchyfra

What a fab picture and I didn't know but I hope to remember 😂

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keithrose

One of my favourites, have been growing them for years, no greenfly, blackfly, red spider mite, whitefly, woolly aphid, that's my kind of plant! Driopteris felix mas, not sure about the spelling . Perhaps they could cross with a Tomato and save us a fortune on bugs sprays or encasia wasps.

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