Please note that the nursery will be closed until the 8th September.
Orders are welcomed but will not be dispatched until then.
As some stock is limited we will, as previously, send out orders on a strictly first come, first served basis.
Mid-September through to late October is traditionally one of the best times to plant ferns. The soil is generally moist and warm so plants root very quickly and are well established by the time winter arrives. We will of course send out your orders as soon as we can on our return, for you to take advantage of this time of year. Hopefully we will also have a few more interesting species for you in the not too distant future!
Many thanks, Mike.


A big welcome to the magical world of ferns!

A family run specialist fern nursery, we are situated in the fern rich area of the Blackwater valley in Co. Waterford.
We have a large selection of hardy ferns for sale, probably the widest selection of garden ferns to buy online in Europe. We also have a good range of ferns suitable for the house, conservatory or Terrarium, now in their separate section.
We do not use chemical pesticides preferring natural predators such as nematodes. We now use a peat free compost for our plants, with the exception of the ericaceous ferns such as Blechnums, Woodwardias and other acid loving ferns, whose compost has a 50% peat content.

We send our ferns, carefully packed, throughout Ireland, Great Britain and Europe.
We have recently reduced our postage and packing charges to the UK to a maximum of £7.80! Shady Plants, your Mail order fern specialists.
[b]Recent customer comments:

"Hi Mike, Many thanks for the excellent fern plants. Well protected and well packaged. Cheers.
R B. Gloucestershire"

"Mike, Many thanks for the ferns which have arrived. Very pleased with condition/quality etc" GH- Suffolk

"Thank you Mike for the safe and secure transfer of your ferns to me. As usual they arrived in very good condition on Monday and were in the ground on that day. " NV- Somerset

"Plants arrived in excellent condition, thanks" WVH- Belgium

" Hi just to let you know plants arrived in excellent condition
Many Thanks" MF- Bristol

"Received this morning in excellent condition. Many thanks" SG Norfolk

"Just to let you know that both packages of ferns arrived this morning in perfect condition . I must compliment you on the presentation and the attentive detail to packing . Quite the best I have ever seen...." CS- N. Ireland

"A quick note to say I was very pleased with my ferns,they arrived safe and sound thanks to your great packaging and were of excellent quality." IG- London

"Hi Mike, Ferns have arrived and they look great. I can't wait to see how they unfurl in the years to come. Many thanks for your help." RM Co. Wicklow

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Wish to purchase Hostas to plant with your ground ferns? I recommend contacting Bali-Hai Mail Order Nursery, the specialist Hosta grower in Ireland, selling Hostas by mail order to UK, EU and USA.

Last updated 8th August 2014



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