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Hello

I planted this plant in my garden last summer, it seemed to do really well until just recently. The leaves are starting to go brown and it looks alot smaller. Does anyone know how i can save it or cheer it up??

many thanks in advance
Dawn

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  • Posted: Sun. 19th April 2009 13:03

photo of plant

Reply from Dawn Rawlins

here is a photo of the plant, it didnt upload with the message for some reason........sorry no photo, it said uploaded file could not be moved, anyone know what that means??

  • Posted: Sun. 19th April 2009 13:13

Send us your photo

Reply from Nicola

Hi there - please send us your image. It should upload even if large, but we can take a look for you. Please send to Shoot @shootgardening.co.uk with the title 'Forum Image' and we will give it a go for you. Thanks Nicola

  • Posted: Sun. 19th April 2009 16:36

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  • Posted: Sun. 19th April 2009 22:06

Rejuvenatin

Reply from Fi

Hi Dawn
It looks as if it is just growing its new 'shuttlecocks' for this season, which will unfurl into new green leaves. The plant doesn'tmind dry soil, but prefers a little shade out of direct sun. Mulching around with some humousy compost will help. As its so new, a little shower from the hose when you water the rest of the area in a dry spell will help too, but don' soak it.
Mine are just unfurling as well now, there is nothing like them is there - so prehistoric!
Fi

  • Posted: Mon. 20th April 2009 21:04

Thank you!

Reply from Dawn Rawlins

Hi Fi
Thank you for your reply. You were spot on, today i noticed some fresh new green leaves. I didnt know about the shuttlecock thing! its amazing how everything starts growing in spring.

  • Posted: Fri. 24th April 2009 16:38

Yahoo - got it right!

Reply from Fi

Hi Dawn
I'm still learning too and I'm thrilled I got this one right. Mine are about 30 cm tall now and just unfurling at the tops. They are amazing. They will spread, and you can dig the offshoots up - quite shallow rooting, and plant them elsewhere. You can even place the leaves seed side down (you will see rows of seedlike spots on the underside of the ferns) and they should germinate and produce a new fern!
Interested to see what else you're growing.
Enjoy Spring! Fi

  • Posted: Fri. 24th April 2009 21:06