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Hi, I'm new here!

Post by jude » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:26 pm

Hello everyone. I've just joined today. I live in Kent and my garden is long, narrow and very exposed at the front, with a more sheltered patch at the back. I love exotics, all those beautiful big leaves, and my biggest passion is ferns. I'm particularly fond of xeric ferns and am developing a collection, hopefully for Plant Heritage. I'm a retired gardener, which means I do it for love now instead of love and a pittance. I also have lots of plants indoors - currently in my living room I have 71 ferns, and assorted begonias, peperomias, some succulents and others. No, it's not a big room!

I'm looking forward to exploring this lovely site.

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Post by cordyman » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:27 pm

71 ferns :shock: :shock: :shock: Some pics would be great!

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Post by fern Rob » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:55 pm

HI, Welcome. Do you have any Tree ferns in your collection? Do you propagate your own ferns from spores?
( Tree Fern hunter )

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Post by kata » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:36 pm

Welcome Jude,
very exposed at the front
You have my sympathy Jude, my drive is several feet long to the small lawn strip and I get all the elements rushing to the front door.

Plants don't stand a chance, only my old Acer laughs at what the weather throws at it.
Nice you joined us.


Rain...nowt but rain...Welcome to Lancashire............ :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by grub » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:43 pm

Welcome to the asylum Jude icon_thumleft (please note I resisted 'hey Jude' :lol: )
Eats, shoots and leaves The most viewed garden IN THE WORLD!!! lol http://www.facebook.com/GrubsJungleHideout

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Post by flounder » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:46 pm

A welcome from next county over
grub wrote: (please note I resisted 'hey Jude' )
dammit beat me again :roll:
my name is flounder, but you can call me.............flounder! (or Gary, just don't call me late for dinner)

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Post by call » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:28 pm

welcome to htuk jude icon_cheers
growing exotics in sunny thanet icon_sunny

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Post by GREVILLE » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:24 pm

Hey, Jude. Don't be afraid. Take this sad palm and make it better. I'm sure your years of experience would make that happen. icon_thumright

Welcome to the forum and please accept profound apologies for my complete lack of self-control which I'm sure Grub and Flounder have in abundance. :mrgreen:

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Post by jungle jas » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:00 pm

Welcome Jude. Dont give em an inch or they'll take a mile one here. icon_thumright
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Post by Dave Brown » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:14 pm

Hi Jude and welcome icon_salut
jude wrote:currently in my living room I have 71 ferns, and assorted begonias, peperomias, some succulents and others. No, it's not a big room!
perhaps you should rename it... your lifern room :lol:
Best regards
Roll on summer.....

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