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Spring has sprung

DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
I always feel (horticultural) spring has finally come when ferns start to unfurl their croziers. And mine are! Anybody else seeing this?


  • LynLyn Posts: 21,407
    I feel feel Spring has sprung when the primula Denticulata get their heads on. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,766
    Lyn said:
    I feel feel Spring has sprung when the primula Denticulata get their heads on. 

    These are the babies you gave me. They've been in flower for about 2 weeks already.
  • batwood14batwood14 Posts: 193
    Spring in and amongst the hail showers
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    Nice hellebores. I can't wait for my babies to get big enough to flower. I have one similar to your second photo, which I was told is 'Queen of the Night', but I'm not sure it is?

  • @DampGardenMan Yes, they are back! And so is spring 😊

  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    Gladdens the heart doesn't it. Stone-age man must have longed for it, never mind midsummer bring on spring!
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,444
    I love the fern photo.. I don't grow them now but always enjoyed seeing the new growth like that..

    Where I am in East Anglia I'm finding everything is about 3 weeks ahead of schedule, or what I usually expect... I wonder if anyone else is seeing this...?  My Camellias are 3 weeks ahead, my roses are 3 weeks ahead, daffodils, everything really...
    East Anglia, England
  • KaymayKaymay Posts: 78
    Yes my ferns are well ahead this year too, probably due to all that rain. My first tulips are out and the French lavender is full of buds as well. Echinacea, delphiniums and hostas also sprouting.

  • B3B3 Posts: 24,501
    edited March 2019
    My fern didn't really die back this year but it is looking the worse for wear. I'm not sure whether to leave it or cut it back.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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