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29/03/2014 at 17:11
Hi all, Any suggestions for the best large ferns for a wildlife garden? Thanks for any help, Justin
29/03/2014 at 18:27

Justin...........there are a lot of ferns...........big, small, evergreen, idea of your space and situation would helpShuttlecock fern is big but deciduous...give us a clue

29/03/2014 at 18:41

Royal fern is a big un.

29/03/2014 at 18:44

The male fern, Dryopteris felix-mas is very easy and less fussy about moisture than a lot of them.

29/03/2014 at 20:44
Sorry, would prefer evergreen. Large/talk growing. Fairly Shady area.
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29/03/2014 at 20:47

What's the soil like? 

29/03/2014 at 21:05
It's in medium soil next to a log pile and another one I hope to plant near a pond.
29/03/2014 at 21:16

Dry? damp?, acid?, alkaline?

29/03/2014 at 21:29

Ooh, sorry, could ask on your thread too please, Justin.  i'd like a small/medium fern for my stumpery that I will be making soon.  soil is clay but prob topsoil where it is going.

29/03/2014 at 21:30
Not sure if acid or alkaline, haven't tested. Fairly dry. Not overly.
29/03/2014 at 21:41

matteuccia, the shuttlecock is deciduous and damp loving.

The royal fern like it really wet and preferably acid

harts tongue, asplenium is evergreen, easy but not very big

Lots of info here


29/03/2014 at 21:58
Thanks. D. affinis appeals.
29/03/2014 at 22:01

Yes, I like that one

29/03/2014 at 22:05

Thank you Justin for letting me share 

And thank you nut 

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Oooh language Patsy  

30/03/2014 at 18:30

Sorry, Lily, hope I didn't offend.   I'm hoping to make a stumpery too.

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