Here is a photograph of another plant I’ve added to my wish list: the Autumn Fern, otherwise known as a Japanese Wood Fern or Japanese Shield Fern. I’ve also seen it named as a type of Buckler Fern. The latin name is Dryopteris erythrosora.
I photographed this one whilst at Heale Gardens, Wiltshire, at the weekend. It’s situated underneath a pergola and gets diffused sun. The late afternoon south-west sun illuminated it in such a way that the colours looked quite intense.
I really must get a couple for the garden. I think it might grow quite well as they like light woodland shade and can tolerate a dry – albeit rich – soil.