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We have an area where a palm or tree fern would look amazing, but we know nothing of these trees or what can grow beneath them as my husband said he fancies grasses but with something with colour please advise it is an area 8x8 leading to a a pond secured by 2 fences and a summerhouse. Afternoon sun we thought 2 trees but where do we buy them 

What plants you are welcome to visit with your team as our garden is ten is court size and some advise would be amazing.


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,586

    Who are you inviting to visit?

  • 'Our team' consists of a motley collection of enthusiastic (and in some cases very knowledgable!) amateurs  and a few, mostly retired, professionals from all around the UK, with some forum members even further afield, so you need not expect a site visit!

    However, if you can post a photo or two and give some more information about your general location/climate, soil type and what level of maintenance you  are able to provide, together with some idea of what type of garden you would like, you will get plenty of good advice on here.

    It sounds from your post as if you are not quite sure or agreed on the last point, but with a decent size garden it should be possible to provide something for both of youimage

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    IMO palms and especially tree ferns always look alien and out of place in UK gardens.  What about native trees which do not need such care?

  • Oh 

  • Welshonion, ferns are very popular and growing. If you watch Charlie Dimmock (Garden Rescue) they also use Ferns in the garden design.

    I have two ferns and people remark how lovely they are.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Yes, they are lovely, but........they are ripped out of their native home, transported half way across the world, just to die in the UK from wet and cold.  They are much prettier growing in their native habitat.

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