How to plant ferns in dry shade

Not sure what to grow in dry shade? Monty Don demonstrates how to plant Dryopteris species, which thrive in dry shade.

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Are you struggling to find plants for dry shade? Then Monty Don has the solution. In this short video clip from Gardeners’ World he plants two beautiful fern species – the male fern (Dryopteris filix-mas) and golden shield fern (Dryopteris affinis) – both of which thrive in dry shade, producing a spectacular shuttlecock of feathery fronds up to 90cm tall. Follow his simple planting guide to brighten up your shady borders.

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