Ordering over the Christmas Period

Orders (other than for Christmas Trees) placed after Sunday 3rd December will be dispatched on or after 8th January 2023. 

Tender Ferns

Growing ferns indoors requires a bit of knowledge about their requirements. They prefer cool humid conditions so are ideal for a bathroom or kitchen, away from direct sunlight and heat sources such as radiators. They do like moist compost, but definitely not soggy, so grow in free-draining peat or peat-free compost, with added grit, or bark if you can get it. In other words, a moisture retentive but free draining mix. Never put straight into a large pot, many ferns prefer a shallow rather than a deep pot.  Pot up gradually to the next size (maximum 2 inches wider in diameter), and wait for the plant to make a full root-ball before potting on again. This may take months so don’t rush it. Always plant into a pot with drainage holes so you can allow any excess water to drain away if you do accidentally over water it. If desired this can then be stood in a more decorative outer pot with some pebbles in the bottom. Do not allow the compost to become either excessively wet or dry.