An insight into Fern Fibre Culture

An insight into Fern Fibre Culture

Selwyn Hatrick explains the ins and outs of fern fibre culture, explains that the main species being harvested is Dicksonia fibrosa and talks about sustainable harvesting in New Zealand. He looks at the characteristics that make fibre superior to bark as a potting substrate for orchids.

read more
Fern Fibre Produces Positive Results

Fern Fibre Produces Positive Results

Eight months since starting the trial, Grower Allan Watson is now into the first flowering of the trial plants, and they are thriving with flowers strong in colour and texture. He says the positive results of using fern fibre can clearly be seen.

read more
Growing in Fern Fibre: A Recovery Story

Growing in Fern Fibre: A Recovery Story

Selwyn Hatrick began a trial late November 2016, to compare the growth of three groups of paphiopedilum seedlings. One selection planted in orchid bark, the second in a mix of bark and fern fibre, and the third in fern fibre with no additives. Read his findings here…

read more
Growing Orchids is a Partnership

Growing Orchids is a Partnership

When we start growing orchids we are entering into a partnership that consists of light, temperature, air movement and water. Without it our plants would not survive. Read how you can make this partnership work for you.

read more
Proud to carry the Fernmark

Proud to carry the Fernmark

The FernMark represents our New Zealand Story. Underpinning this story are three core characteristics – kaitiaki, integrity, resourcefulness – which describe our way of doing things; a unique approach that is valued by our customers.

read more
Findings from an expert on growing in pure fiber

Findings from an expert on growing in pure fiber

Read how an experienced paphiopedilum grower’s plants grow vigorously and beautifully, well ahead of the others, planted in pure Fernwood Tree Fern Fibre. He explains how fiber (in most cases) grows orchids best, and that there is no need to mix it with bark.

read more