Dryopteris wallichiana

fern

2 litre pot
pot size guide
£8.99 Buy
+
-
1 year guarantee
All you can buy delivered for £4.99

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A tough, hardy fern that is native to the Himalayas. In spring, Wallich's wood fern produces bright green, shuttlecock-like fronds on upright, hairy stems, up to 90cm high. Less fine in appearance than many other ferns, it nonetheless makes a dramatic statement in a woodland garden or under deciduous trees. Once established, it will even grow in dry shade. When the leaves die back, the space can be filled with early-flowering snowdrops.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles of garden compost into the planting hole. Cut back dead fronds in winter.

Geranium sanguineum

bloody cranesbill

Magenta flowers. Good in acid soil

£7.99 Buy

Bergenia 'Silberlicht'

elephant's ears (syn. Silverlight )

Early flowers in spring

£7.99 Buy

Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba'

bleeding heart (syn. Dicentra spectabilis Alba)

Arching sprays of delicate, heart-shaped white flowers

£5.99 Buy

Digitalis purpurea

foxglove

A naturalising foxglove

£2.49 Buy

Tree fern feed

Tree fern feed

Helps to encourage vigorous foliage and root growth

£6.99 Buy

Helleborus argutifolius

Corsican hellebore

Evergreen, with nodding, pale green flowers in early spring

£8.99 Buy
 

Jungle

The trick to achieving the tropical effect is good preparation and dense planting, vivid foliage, fiery flowers and striking contrasts. The jungle garden is a place for theatrical planning and planting. If you don't have room or the inclination to turn y

Read full article

Woodland

A sanctuary of peace and tranquillity with an overwhelming sense of calm, a woodland garden is an ideal place to get away from it all with natural shade and privacy. Based on a simple grouping of trees or even a single, multi-stemmed specimen, a woodland-

Read full article