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B3B3 Posts: 21,416
My very mature container grown fern has produced spores on every frond this year and looks awful!
Is it likely to do this every year now?
If yes, would division or root pruning help ?
In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,312
    It's what ferns do ... it's how they reproduce  :)  

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,064
    You possibly just haven't noticed it before B3. The prolonged hot, dry spell has maybe given it a big kick start - it probably thinks it's going to die, so is hurrying to reproduce  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • B3B3 Posts: 21,416
    I'll have to convince it that rumours of its impending demise have been exaggerated.
    A little restraint with regard to its asexual activity would be much appreciated though.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,312
    lol  ;)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,064
    B3 said:
    I'll have to convince it that rumours of its impending demise have been exaggerated.
    A little restraint with regard to its asexual activity would be much appreciated though.
      Ooh errmissus.... :D  :#
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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