First Steps in Garden Design, landscape design, landscape architecture, stairs, walkway, deck, backyard patio, back porch

First Steps in Garden Design eco friendly decking. Good idea to lay some extra decking wood in the grass to make for a nice walkway. You could even put them down a slop like stairs!

Polystichum setiferum 'Plumosomultilobum' soft shield fern (syn. Plumosum Densum)

*for shade border* *underplant with snowdrops/wood anemones* Buy soft shield fern (syn. Plumosum Densum) Polystichum setiferum 'Plumosomultilobum Group': Delivery by Crocus

Cyrtomium fortunei - black stemmed holly fern.  Will tolerate full shade. Would look good with black flowering plants.   Spread - 0.5m, height - 0.6m

Seim-evergreen fern with upright habit Garden care: Remove old fronds in spring to allow the new growth to uncurl. do not allow to dry out.

Buy golden male fern (syn. The King) Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata': Delivery by

The King) Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata': Delivery by Crocus This one is the one. Tip, can plant crocus bulbs for colour when fern dies back for winter colour

hart's tongue ferns will thrive in the shade and create a nice textural contrast among the broader leaved plants

in the fern bed. hart's tongue fern / horse tongue Asplenium scolopendrium: Delivery by Crocus

Liriope muscari 'Monroe White' lily-turf

Liriope muscari 'Monroe White' aka lily-turf Partial to full shade, neutral to acid soil, flowers Aug to Nov

Male fern, Dryopteris filix mas. UK native plant. Evergreen fern

male fern Dryopteris filix-mas: Position: partial to full shade Soil: moist, humus-rich soil Rate of growth: average Hardiness: fully hardy

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