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Archive for the ‘Ferns’ Category

Fiddleheads-Matteucia struthiopteris

Posted by admin on January - 4 - 2013 0 Comment

A surprising fact that I read recently was that the top export crop of  New Brunswick  in Easter Canada is fiddleheads,  I would have thought it was Salmon or timber. Fiddleheads are the just emerging croziers of the sterile frond of the shuttlecock fern (ostrich fern)  Matteucia struthiopteris, they are native to North America, Asia and most of Europe and has naturalised in the UK. Other ferns emerging croziers eaten  [ Read More ]

Ferns Situations

Posted by admin on December - 18 - 2012 0 Comment
Polypodium vulgare

Below is a basic list of ferns suited for a vaiety of situations in the garden Ferns for Dry shade Asplenium scolopendrium cvs Asplenium trichomanes Dryopteris affinis cvs Dryopteris filx-mas cvs Polypodium species Polystichum aculeatum Polystichum braunii Polystichum setiferum cvs Moist/Wet shade Athyrium filix-femina cvs Athyrium nipponicum ‘Pictum’ Dryopteris clintoniana Dryopteris dilatata cvs Dryopteris goldiana Gymnocarpium sp Osmunda cinnamomea Osmunda claytoniana Matteucia species Polystichum munitum Pond Margins Dryopteris cristata Matteucia  [ Read More ]

Guide to Growing Ferns in Moist Shade

Posted by admin on December - 18 - 2012 0 Comment
Dryopteris erythrosora

Many ferns including a number of native ferns do very well in a moist situation. Moisture availability can be from almost standing water to free draining but moisture retentive soils. Most European or North American moisture loving ferns will take a more saturated soil than Asian species. This is rather a generalisation but Asian ferns are more adapted to receiving heavy summer rainfall as part of the monsoon, which passes  [ Read More ]

Guide to Ferns for Dry Shade

Posted by admin on December - 18 - 2012 0 Comment

A wide range of ferns as well as a number of other plants are suitable for growing in dry shade, by dry shade we mean deciduous shade or evergreen with a lifted canopy. Ferns planted underneath leylandii in dust dry conditions are unlikely to survive. The majority of ferns are forms of native species, they seem much better adapted to British weather conditions. Male ferns are often found in the  [ Read More ]

Bee Logo

Posted by admin on December - 14 - 2012 0 Comment
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If you have visited our ecommerce website recently you’ll have seen the RHS’s ’ Perfect for Pollinators’ logo.  It’s  a brilliant way of identifying plants which will encourage all sorts of pollinating insects into your garden  throughout the entire year, from  Asters and Actea right now, to Hellebores and Sarcocca in Winter, Pulmonarias and Primulas in Spring and Digitalis and Astrantia in Summer – there’s a huge range to chose  [ Read More ]