I am totally new to the world of planting & growing Ferns. I have a shady, wet part of my garden, along a fence that I have been thinking about planting ferns in. I have attached some photos of its current state. From reading several articles, I am somewhat confused as to what to do to prepare this ground to take fern.
My aim is to have a fern planting along this entire patch (even under the wooden tower if I can). Can you help with what I need to do to this ground (i.e. do I need to turn it over, add compost, manure, etc. or can I just plant straight into it?)? I would be interested in buying fern plants when I know the ground is ready to accept them. Perhaps you could also advise on which types would be best (as little care as possible).