Evergreen ferns are one of those mainstays of the garden, they provide a dark green back drop for many plants within the woodland and shady parts of the garden. Keeping them looking their best is pretty simple and is done ideally in mid spring, such as now. It’s best to do it just as a few of the new fronds (the right name for fern leaves) are starting to unfurl. This is so you don’t damage too many of the new uncurling fronds
The tools and equipment needed are pretty simple
Container for waste
This is a pretty easy task to carry out, main key points to remember is that the new fronds are quite brittle and for that reason I would Mark it 2/5 for difficulty
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Good to hear from you again and I’ve just spotted the Bearded Iris post which I missed last year. That is a job I must do this year.
Thank you 😊 I’m hoping my new job will allow me to get back into more writing 👍
Yes, great to have you back on the screen again and providing us with timely reminders and useful, practical advice! Keep it coming. We’re never to old to learn!
Why thank you 😊 hoping to have a bit more time to do a bit more writing 😀
It would be so much easier if they died back. Some of ours look shabby enough that we just cut them back completely. Of course, this does not work so well with tree ferns.