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Re: Ground cover suggestions please

Message from Julieanne Porter

In forum: General

That's a great list by Clockhouse Nursery - a couple of those I'll add to my list :)

I would also add some ferns such as: Dryopteris erythrosora or Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens'.

You could add ornamental grasses, such as the Luzula’s, Luzula sylvatica 'Hohe Tatra', Luzula sylvatica 'Marginata' & Luzula sylvatica 'Taggart's Cream' (all evergreen). And for colour, Meconopsis cambrica, the Welsh poppy.

  • Posted: Mon. 14th July 2014 13:30

Re: Fern garden...

Message from mike keep

In forum: New to gardening

Polystichum x Dycei is a wonderful adaptable fern that will cope with these conditions with ease. Fully evergreen glossy deep green foliage, growing to four foot or so and very easy to grow (dig a small hole, plant, water....and that's it!) make this a choice plant for most conditions. For a little colour, Dryopteris erythrosora will grow well there. It is evergreen (well evercolourful is more accurate as the young fronds are rose/orange maturing to deep green then to yellow green through the winter and early spring). Any Dryopteris affinis or Dryopteris filix-mas species or cultivar will also look great and will offer variety with frond shape and length.

  • Posted: Mon. 14th January 2013 20:03

Re: Fern garden...

Message from neil

In forum: New to gardening

I would mix Dryopteris Erythrosora with a few Athyriums to give contrast of height and colour. Asplenium Scolopendrium would give good shape contrast as well. A nice Matteuccia would make a sizable center fern. I'm a big fan of fern trees, so I would consider investigating these as well. Any collection of ferns is great to be honest!

  • Posted: Mon. 14th January 2013 11:16

Re: Need help with shade planting under trees, please.

Message from Linsey Evans

In forum: Garden design

Daphne odora aureomarginata is a great shrub for shade, it won't get too huge and has fabulous scent in winter. Same goes for Skimmia japonica (I love 'Fragrant Cloud'). Osmanthus heterophyllus Goshiki will grow in shade, it can get quite big but you can keep it pruned.

For the edges you can't beat Epimediums they are semi-evergreen (I cut the leaves off mine around February so you can see their amazing tiny fragrant flowers coming through). They love dry shade. Brunnera 'Jack Frost' is also a brilliant edging plant for shade. Also, Hellebores. As Ena said there are some amazing ferns - I particluarly love Dryopteris Erythrosora and Polystichum Setiferum - both are semi-evergreen. Ajuga makes a great ground cover and edging plant.

Hope this helps.

  • Posted: Sun. 22nd January 2012 17:25

This plant is featured at Chelsea Flower Show 2009

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Dryopteris erythrosora

Dryopteris erythrosora (Copper shield fern) has been used in The Foreign & Colonial Investments' Garden for Chelsea Flower Show 2009.

  • Posted: Sun. 17th May 2009 15:36