Monthly Archives: February 2016

It’s not me, it’s you – by B

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I bought two maidenhair ferns, assuming that my houseplant-killing skills would come into play as usual.  It seems it might be more than a lack of green fingers.  I put one in the bathroom, where it gets a bit of direct sunlight, and another on the landing, where it’s in permanent shade.  Which one do you think is which?

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Did you guess?  It was the shaded plant that appears to be thriving.  Both have had the same amount of water and came from the same shop on the same day.  Every day is a school day – maidenhair ferns really do like the shade, and it does really pay to place plants where they will be happy and it’s not my crap gardening skills that kill things off.  Now to try and revive the failing specimen…

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