Peter will like a regular trim to keep his smart round shape. Ivy grows fast, so trim her back whenever you like.
All of them like their soil to stay slightly moist. They’ll drink slowly in shady spots, so won’t need watering often.
A shady spot
Naturally. All these plants will be fine in areas that get no direct sun. A mix of sun and shade is fine too.
Both Peter and Ivy are evergreen, so they’ll have leaves all year round. Fenton may lose his leaves in winter, but he’ll grow new ones in spring.
Peter (Buxus sempeverens, 40-50cm)
Ivy (Hedera helix, 90-100cm)
Fenton (Dryopteris erythrosora, 20-30cm)
Nursery pot size
Peter - 29cm
Ivy - 24cm
Fenton - 17cm
Fibrestone cylinder black - 29cm (internal diameter)
Fibrestone cube black - 24.5cm (internal diameter)
Fibrestone bucket black - 34cm (internal diameter)
Pokon peat free compost - 20L
About this set
A shady garden or balcony should be no barrier to enjoying plants. There are plenty of plants that live perfectly happily without seeing direct sun. If you have a north-facing garden, or just one particularly shady spot, this is the set for you.
All of these plants are incredibly easy to care for.Ivy the English ivy is as low-maintenance as they come. Pop her in a pot and watch her grow (very quickly). Let her stems dangle or climb up a wall. Your choice.
Fenton the mahogany fern thrives in darker corners. In the wild you’d find him growing all over forests. His bronzed leaves add a bit of sophisticated colour.Peter the box shrub needs a tiny bit more work, but not much. He likes a bit of a trim every now and again to keep that round shape. Other than that, he’s fuss-free.