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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:14 pm    Post subject: Fern friends Reply with quote

Can anyone recommend a good guide for identifying ferns?
Various ferns occur naturally in my garden and I'm going to plant more. I've begun noticing the wide variety of ferns that grow in various places locally and I'd really like to get to know more about them.
Ideas, anyone (preferably pocket-sized and not too expensive)?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A quick look at Amazon .... The Fern Lovers Companion by George Henry Tilton. Ferns to know and grow by F.Gordon Foster. Fern growers manual by Barbera Joe Hoshizaki
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Ado. I'll check those out on line..
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought this in a second hand shop a few years ago, it was published in 1984


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Ado. I've got some good info from Shady Plants, here in Ireland, who stock a wide range. I bought a couple of ferns from him at Bloom. I think what I'm looking for is more a field guide so that I can identify ferns I see out walking in some of our woodlands. I see that there's a Collins guide to wild flowers of Britain and Ireland that includes all native ferns. I will get a copy.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grand good luck with it and get better soon
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have this one and its very good , not a botany book but does tre job.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Grasses-Mosses-Lichens-Britain-Ireland/dp/0330259598
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Greengage, that looks very good. I'll see if our excellent second-hand book seller can get me a copy.
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