Ferns offer the garderner with a shady or damp area to plant these low maintenance easy to grow hardy specimens which are tolerant of most soils. (will even grow in walls) Favourite varieties include: Osmunda regalis,Dryopteris flix mas, Asplenium scolopendrium and Polystichum setiferum. If your feeling really adventurous and would like to make a talking point then why not consider a tree fern (Dicksonia antartica)easy to grow and look fantastic. Fern prices start at £1.80.