Our Fern Collection consists of four of the most popular fern varieties and is ideal for informal garden planting. With a range of evergreen, semi-evergreen and deciduous species, each pack of 6 pots will be made up from a selection of the following species:
Dryopteris affinis Cristata
Polystichum setiferum Proliferum
With a year-round appeal, ferns bring a verdant, softer and informal look to the garden and work exceptionally well to create a beautful and interesting planting scheme in more shaded areas which is where they will thrive. Ferns are generally very easy to grow and disease resistant, meaning you can pretty much leave them to their own devices, simply trimming off any dead or damaged fronds to keep them looking tip-top.
Try to allow a good amount of space for ferns to grow as certain varieties like to spread their fronds wide; once fully grown they can be truly spectacular and can provide a lovely focal point with gentle movement in the breeze. Their shape and luscious, verdant colour can also complement other shade-loving plants. Alternatively, if you don't have a lot of space to plant ferns into the garden, they can look especially stunning planted into containers and can offset other perennials beautifully.
Ferns don't require much by way of feeding but a good mulch or compost will help and Bonemeal can also be used. Water regularly in the first year of growth if the soil is on the dry side and shaded.
We recommend trimming your Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' Grass right back down to the ground in February, but not before, as the wheat-coloured stems can add drama to a winter garden.
is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)||£18 delivery charge (orders up to £120 incl VAT)||Orders of £120 and over - FREE|
|Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£60 delivery charge (orders up to £240 incl VAT)||Orders of £240 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern and Southern Ireland.)It's Quick!
- Please note current delivery is 3 - 7 working days! (Some trees can be 7-10 days as standard - see product pages for info.)Next Day Delivery is Available
- We can offer next day delivery on eligible species and sizes for an additional £12 incl VAT. Call 01257 263 873
to find out if your order is eligible.It's Convenient
- no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time)It's Tried & Tested
- we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care
* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after
any discounts have been applied.
Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee
Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page
for full details.