Hart’s-Tongue Fern

Asplenium scolopendrium and Gunnera leaves

The green leaves are Asplenium scolopendrium, or Hart’s-tongue fern. The hart in question being a deer, I would think. The rest of the leaves are decaying Gunnera leaves that the gardeners cut down each year.

Here are more Gunnera leaves, that I photographed at the end of last November. You can see how in the first photo, that I took a few days ago, the thick stems have changed colour to purple. And the purple colour is leaching from the leaves into the water.

Gunnera leaves stacked after being cut down

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