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.
is available on most orders (except Premium Products) 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|
|Boxes (Bare roots and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£4.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Pallets (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£60.00 delivery charge (orders up to £200 incl VAT)||Orders of £200 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 or large 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 Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)Delivery Time
- Please note that delivery times are currently 3-7 days. (Some trees will be 7-14 days delivery as standard - see product pages for delivery info). We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible but can now deliver new orders within this timescale.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.
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