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Creating a stumpery

Joe Swift explains how to add another dimension to a shady garden spot by creating a stumpery. Using logs and old stumps, Joe creates the perfect habitat for beneficial insects, decomposers and micro beasts like the endangered stag beetle. This is also the perfect spot in which to add the beauty of ferns and their woodland counterparts.

Our choice of ferns for this project-
Asplenium scolopendrium ‘Crispum’ Hart’s tongue fern
Dryopteris erythrosora -Buckler fern
Dryopteris filix-mas ‘Crispa Cristata’ Male fern
Dryopteris affinis ‘Crispa Gracilis’ Scaly male fern
Polystichum polyblepharum-Japanese tassle fern

Woodland companions-
Anemone nemorosa- Wood anemone
Trillium flexipes- Drooping Trillium
Convallaria majalis- Lily of the valley
Vancouveria hexandra- American barrenwort
Erythronium dens-canis ‘snowflake’- Dog’s tooth violet

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4 minutes