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Hi all. I would like to add some fern to my garden, could anyone recommend some that are well behaved. I need one for the front of my border and others for the back, thank you for any help.



There are lots of lovely ferns in a range of sizes and shapes.
click on the F at the bottom and you will find lots of pictures of ferns and many will have their names.

I like the hart's tongue fern and the many Dryopteris species and variants. Check that some of the painted ferns will cope temp wise where you are, I have to have them in very sheltered spots.

21 Feb, 2022


Thank you SBG, for your help. I will have a look.

21 Feb, 2022 is a site a specialist garden centre that has a large selection of ferns and they will give you advice too.Bear in mind that most British ferns are deciduous but there are some evergreen ones too. There are various sizes - the harts tongue SBG mentioned is small and evergreen, the Dryopteris are mostly quite tall and deciduous . A few will thrive in dry soil which can be useful.

21 Feb, 2022


Check out the maidenhair fern (adiantum) too. Very dainty and suitable for the front of the border

21 Feb, 2022


Thank you Steragram, I will have a look at that site. sounds interesting, thank you for your help.

22 Feb, 2022


Thank you for your help Andrewr, thats sounds lovely and just what I want

22 Feb, 2022


Let us know what you choose Callie?

3 Mar, 2022

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