Fern wall

Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 1,998
Hi all fellow gardeners! In a shady corner of my pergola I've just started a "fern wall" experiment.
I was inspired by Jack Wallington’s blog and his fern wall (Fernatic: 50 fern species, 1 living wall). As an experiment I have started on a modest scale, with only ten different species or varieties. 8 ferns were purchased and potted in mid-June. I added a fern (unidentified) from the nearby forest and a splinter of my Athyrium niponicum fern ‘Metallicum’, which grows in the ground under the pergola. I am attaching some pics, you can see more details on my garden site here.

List of current species:
  • Athyrium niponicum 'Metallicum'
  • Asplenium scolopendrium
  • Athyrium niponicum var. pictum Red Beauty
  • Athyrium filix-femina 'Lady in Red'
  • Onoclea sensibilis
  • Polystichum aculeatum
  • Cheilanthes lanosa
  • Cyrtomium fortunei var. clivicola
  • Dryopteris filix-mas
I am looking forward to your comments and advice, especially from fellow gardeners who have done a similar fern wall.

You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).


  • B3B3 Posts: 9,966
    That's going to look amazing! Will you need something to stop the water coming out the bottom of the pots?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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