Shady Plants - Mail Order shade plant Nursery


We work hard to get your plants to you as soon as we can and usually dispatch plants the next working day after ordering. Orders are sent out from the nursery Monday to Thursday.
Contactless payment Click and Collect is now available, just select "collection from nursery" from the delivery drop down menu in the basket.
Customers in Ireland and Northern IrelandPackages will be sent by either DPD or Fastways. Delivery is free for sub-total orders over €90, for orders below this delivery is €7.95 for DPD and €9.95 for Fastways. Order with free delivery will most probably be sent by DPD, local deliveries by Fastway.

Customers in GB (England, Scotland, Wales and Islands).
Unfortunately we cannot send plants outside of the EU, except Northern Ireland.
. If you prefer to pay in Sterling then you will recieve the UK bank details when you complete checkout.


Customers in the rest of EU .
The postage will automatically be calculated.
We have fixed rates for many countries, they are listed below.
We cannot send packages to Greece , Malta or Cyprus at present.

Unlike many other mail order nurseries, all of our ferns are posted in their containers. This ensures the ferns reach you in great condition as the root systems are well protected (many ferns dislike root disturbance). It also means they can be purchased and planted at anytime of the year when the ground conditions are suitable (not waterlogged or frozen).


Please note that a telephone number is required for the couriers.
Plant pot sizes for ferns are generally 9cm round pots. Depending on availability (much depends on their growth rates which varies from species to species) we may also send out P9's (9cm square pots). Ferns in the collections are also generally in 9cm rounds though I do like to use the P9's if available, except for living wall collections. Flowering plants are generally in P9's, excepting some dwarf varieties.

Plug plants- small and great value, a good way to build a collection if you can give them that extra care and attention. These need to be potted up for general garden use. They can be used in living walls but care is needed when watering as due to the smaller root size they are more prone to drying out. You can find out more information here:

Jumbo plugs- as the name suggests these are larger than normal plugs and equivalent to a 4cm pot. Our Hosta plugs tend to be this side and should be potted into a 9cm pot, growth will be good and relatively quick.

9cm pots- Generally starter ferns, easy to plant out and maintain due to smaller pot size and less foliage so transpiration is reduced. Our ferns are in two forms of 9cm pot: 9cm round with a volume of a third of a litre; and P9's, a square pot with a volume of around half a litre. Growth rate once planted are similar.

11/12cm- Perfect for an instant effect, more foliage than 9cm plants so will need a little extra watering until established.

1 litre Generally much fuller plants, perfect for containers especially.

2 litre pots- we supply certain plants in this pot size, generally large and great looking!


Fixed rate postage to following EU countries:

France €25.95
Austria €25.95
Germany €25.95
Netherlands €25.95
Belgium €25.95
Luxembourg €25.95
Denmark €28.95
Italy €34.95
Spain €34.95
Sweden €34.95
Others are on a weight based system and will be calculated in the basket.






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