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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Asplenium scolpendrium

Hart's Tongue Fern
Origin: Great Britain
Height and spread: 45cm *45cm
Soil: Tolerates most soils
Location: Evergreen. Bright green leathery fronds are a good contrast with other ferns. Ideal for crevices, walls and under trees
Planting: Add well rotted leaf mould with 25% sharp sand to top 30-45cm of soil. On heavy soil dig out 30*45cm hole and fill with leaf mould, sand and soil mixture
Care: Remove old fronds in Spring after last frosts to allow new growth to uncurl. A light organic fertiliser feed, three weekly from late Spring to mid-Summer will produce large lush fronds. Allow plant to mature and harden before Winter. Protect plants during severe weather by mulching crown or covering. In hot dry conditions a fine spray of water will refresh and humidify plants.

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