Earlier in the season, I had some alien-looking creatures in my garden. They look like something from science fiction emerging from the ground.
Just look at those ominous looking teeth, legs or flesh eating appendages. What do you suppose they'll be?
Yikes, look at them breaking free from their furry, web-like enclosure!
Are you frightened? Maybe we should try and make friends with them as they obviously have world domination on their minds!
Is that an eye? Some sort of oozing poison? It might be best to run away while there's still time. But where can you go?
They'll surely be hungry for WHATEVER it is they eat as soon as they pop out of these things.
Here they come, don't get too close, you wouldn't want to be baby's first meal would you?
Looks hungry to me!
Turns out that it was Osmunda regalis, also known as Royal Fern.
Looks kind of harmless, doesn't it?
Don't let it fool you! Here, the Royal Fern is reigning over the garden and threatening to eat the garage.
And what are those strange plumes crowning this huge (It's now over 6' tall) plant? Some sort of signaling device for the mother ship?
I don't know about you but I have a hard time trusting something that can grow from nothing into a monster in just a few weeks. It can only be some sort of alien royalty.
We must be ever vigilant regarding these aliens among us. If you doubt me, read this article from the Telegraph. Lord Martin Reece, astronomer to the Queen is quoted as saying that the existence of extraterrestrial life may be beyond human understanding and that E.T.'s may be living among us but we just don't recognize them. Or DO we? Happy gardening all!