Happy to join in the new meme run by Gillian of Country Garden UK.
I was worried at first that I wouldn’t be able to find a plant every week, especially as most things are going over now, but actually the scope is quite wide; you can include anything that is looking good – it doesn’t have to be a plant and it doesn’t have to be from your own garden.
In fact I had trouble selecting something this week as there is quite a lot I am happy with.
However, my choice today is my garden ferns. I realised how wonderful these plants were when we created a Japanese garden. I placed this fern, a Dryopteris erythrosa (Japanese Shield Fern) in the smallest bit of soil in the gravel and look what has happened. This is a couple of years on and no feeding either. The rock behind was supposed to represent a mountain, but the fern grew rather too big and dwarfed it!
The colours of the new fronds are beautiful.
Other ferns I enjoy in my garden are:
If you don’t have any ferns in your garden then you should really consider it. They are easy to grow and many will grow in that dark corner where nothing else does well.
I have been thinking about building a stumpery under our big Copper Beech tree – that will give me an excuse to buy even more ferns.