Fabulous ferns…

unfurling throughout the garden.  I have ferns for a variety of sites in the garden as some like it cool and damp whereas others may prefer shady and dry etc. and at this time of year I love seeing the fronds uncurling.  I chop back the deciduous ferns in winter, and do the same with the evergreen ones in the spring if they look a bit manky and bedraggled.  The trouble is, I have got my labels all muddled up and I am now finding it very difficult to identify some of them.  Over the years I have split some and planted the bit somewhere else or I have moved them from one position to another if they weren’t looking happy.  Here is a list of what I think I have in the garden, conservatory and patio:
Adiantum aleuticum
Adiantum fragrans
Adiantum pedatum
Adiantum venustum
Asplenium scolop. ‘Cristata’
Asplenium trichomanes
Blechnum spicant
Davallia canariensis
Hare’s foot fern
Dicksonia antartica  in conservatory
Didymochlaena cloak fern
Dryopteris crispa congesta
Dryopteris erythrosa
Japanese Rosy Buckler fern
Dryopteris filixmas
Matteuccia struthiopteris Ostrich feather fern
Osmunda regalis Royal fern
Osmunda regalis
Pellaea rotundifolia
Button fern
Phyllitis scolopendrium Hart’tongue
Pteris tricolor was in conservatory may have died
Polypodium mantoniae
Polypodium vulgare ‘Bifido
Polystichum braunii

Polystichum polyblepharum
Polystichum setiferum ‘Plumoso multilobum’
Polystichum vulgare ‘Bitido-grandiceps’

And a few photos (I won’t photograph each one but here are my favorites).  I have tried my best to identify them but I may be wrong.

plants, ferns,
Adiantum venustum  (creeping maidenhair)
plants, ferns,
Asplenium scolopendrium cristata
plants, ferns,
Asplenium trichomanes (maidenhair spleenwort)
Osmunda regalis Purpurascens (Royal fern purple)
Polypodium vulgare ?
Polystichum setiferum ‘cristato Pinnulum’
Polystichum setiferum plumoso multilobum (densum?)
rhyzomes of a polypodum? creeping along the wall of raised bed
Dicksonia antartica (tree fern)
Pellaea rotundifolia (button fern)
Davallia canariensis (Hare’s foot fern)

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