Ferns have always enhanced the countryside of Fernhurst and the surrounding
woods and lanes of West Sussex. Especially remembered are Harts Tongue,
Hard Fern, Bracken, Spleenwort, Holly Fern, Common Polypody Fern,
Limestone Polypody, Mountain Polypody and Shell-branched Polypody.
These named ferns form the design on the cover.
An enchanting design on the end paper and cover introduces one to
I liked the reference to farming. ‘It was not an industry,
it was a way of life recorded down the years.’ The description
of the horse brasses, the bells, rosettes and studded reins brought
out into the evening sunlight made a vivid and effective picture.
Some good material on Verdley Research Station, and a pleasant little
memory of Nobby Aplin and Tennyson.
‘It has been fun living in Fernhurst revisited!’