You often see them in woodlands and forests, but these hardy plants definitely deserve a nice spot in your home garden. Turn your garden border into a green haven with our beautiful garden ferns. Taking care of outdoor ferns is easy since they are incredibly strong. Why not add a couple of ferns to your garden planting scheme? They are perfect for adding structure and contrast. Take a look at our online plant range or visit Tendercare’s plant nursery in Denham.
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Versatile ferns in your garden
Easy to grow and one of a kind foliage: you won’t regret adding one or more graceful ferns to your garden. These green perennials vary in appearance and size, but their distinctive texture and shape are always recognizable. Ferns may be evergreen or deciduous, and by combining them, you can create a garden border that is interesting and attractive year-round. You will enjoy their bright greenness in winter, while new crosiers will surprise you when spring arrives.
A fern for every garden
In general, it can be stated that ferns are relatively trouble-free. Diseases and pests leave them be. Also, most ferns thrive in a (partially) shaded border, but some varieties are more sun-loving. Since there aren’t all that many shade-thriving plants, they are a perfect ground cover for that dark spot in your border. Most ferns prefer their soil moist, rich with humus and not too dry. It will not come as a surprise that some ferns actually do love getting their feet wet next to a pond or stream. To conclude, since there are over 20,000 known ferns species, there is a fern for every garden!
Create maximum impact
You can’t go wrong with the fern, one of the oldest living plants on earth. Plant a couple of ferns in a group for maximum impact. If you choose an attractive mix of ferns with different frond shapes and textures, you can create an amazing looking woodland-like border - especially when mixed with other shade-thriving flowering plants. Some of the most well-known ferns are:
- Athyrium niponicum, the Japanese painted fern
- Matteuccia struthiopteris, the ostrich fern
- Asplenium scolopendrium, the hart’s tongue fern
- Dryopteris erythrosora, the Japanese shield fern
- Osmunda regalis, the royal fern
We offer a wide variety of ferns in our online shop that you can mix and match. If you have any questions regarding the plants we offer online, please feel free to contact us.
Buy ferns for the garden border
Being both wild and graceful, our ferns are perfect for adding interest, structure, height and colour to your garden. Please note that this category's plants can be taken through a standard garden gate of at least 80-90 centimetres. Want to have a look at our plant range in real life? Plan a visit to our plant nursery in Denham.