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I'd like to plant a mix of ferns (preferably evergreen) in a shady, dry site at the foot of a small tree. Can anyone suggest some ferns that might like these conditions?



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29 Dec, 2009


Hi Chasecraft I have a few ferns in and around the large beech tree in my garden. have a browse through my plant profile and see what i grow. Some are evergreen like the aspleniniums.

29 Dec, 2009


Thanks for the info guys - I'm looking forward to planting the bed.

30 Dec, 2009


Blechnums will also tolerate dry shade, especially B.spicant

30 Dec, 2009


I have 6 different ferns. I have no idea of their names. I picked them up at carboot sales and charity shops but they are all lovely plants and do well in a dry shady area of my garden. I usually leave the old foliage on until the fresh begins to show in spring and then cut it off. I don't know whether this is the right way with ferns but they have thrived for a number of years.

1 Jan, 2010

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