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…some sort of fern. Nope, no idea what. Maybe something like a Blechnum. Maybe not. I was nosing around in Alison’s husband’s shade house the other day when I saw it.

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So…thank you all for playing along; wasp nest and snake skin came close.It also looks a bit like the sort of thing beginning knitters produce! Fine yarn on big needles and lots of dropped stitches!

Geiger has been helping me in the garden. She is clamouring to post her own pictures. I told her she might have to wait as I have a lasagne in the oven. And an empty wine glass. Horrors!

Off to remedy that right now…


Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!

17 thoughts on “AND THE ANSWER IS…

  1. Wow! That’s a beautiful fern!


  2. Yay for filled wine glasses. Bubbles for me this evening. They felt deserved. And Ioved the fern.
    Does Geiger help as Jewel does? When I am planting bulbs, because they are heavy feeders I put a little blood and bone in each hole. And Jewel digs the bulbs up and snorts the soil. Crack cocaine for cats…


  3. I love those holey jumpers though…. useless for keeping you warm but look so cool…. which they literally are.


  4. After all sorts of failed attempts to grow New Zealand tree ferns while in Europe something looking very much like one has appeared just below the balcony…..completely the wrong place but i’m ceratinly not taking the risk of moving it.


    • Without knowing what you have there, I hesitate to advise moving it. Some can be transplanted, but …it can be tricky. Just leave it and see how it does.Drying out is their worst enemy.


  5. late to the game, i’d have failed in any case…. to me it looks like the pods that the body snatchers used! hoping that’s not what that fern really is! 😀


  6. Yes, they certainly look like one of my knitting projects.


  7. Oh I missed that. Anyway it’s a splendid fern.


  8. Happy Christmas, Dinah!!


  9. I discovered some information about the fern, it appears to be White’s Basket Fern, a name formed of the Australian Common Fern drynaria rigidula and not having spores it can only be reproduced by dividing the main plant.


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