All posts by Alan Swann

Sick or sport.

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I have two self-sown Cyrtomium fortunei, 4-5 years old that appeared on my tufa rockery. Since being relocated 2 years ago to an established shady raised bed that is filled with enriched (multi-purpose compost) London soil they have produced sparsely bladed fronds with contorted pinnae.
Is this disease or am I growing up a rather ugly cultivar?

If disease, can it be treated, or would euthanasia be a better solution? If it’s a cultivar, does it have a name?

A fern up a cliff

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Hello this fern is growing out of a sandstone cliff down a sheltered alley in Hastings. No direct sunlight. Photo taken from fire escape, I couldn’t Get closer than this would need very long ladder or scaffolding. I can’t find anything similar in identification pictures. The fronds are about 3 feet long.