Posted: 04/04/2013 at 21:17
sue thanks for the suggestion, will look into them
neatbush will think about them again, how do they fare in winter?
They pretty much die back to stems and regrow late spring, so half the year you have nothing to look at. I would not say that they are front garden material.
Cyrtomium falcatum or Japanese Holly Fern would work well as is evergreen, dry shade loving but also takes sun - there is also a large variety of it.