our basket of ferns out in the summer didn't seem to
do them an awful lot of good. On the other hand, neither did bringing
them back in here in September. Somehow they never seemed to burst back
into new growth.
A few weeks ago Barbara spotted two tiny snails which
she put outside but that wasn't the end of the problem: earlier this week
she discovered a large green caterpillar which fell off
when she was watering the ferns.
What else is hidden in there?!
With almost every leaf nibbled and some of the plants reduced to twiggy
skeletons, I'm afraid that it's time to consign the ferns to the compost
Richard Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org