Dr Gough nurtured the royal fern
- scientific name Osmundia regalis - over the years in the backyard of his terraced house in Failsworth, near Oldham, in a black plastic pot, in what he described as a "labour of love'.
Ann Lambert, custodian of the cottage, said: ''He had a look at the wild flowers, which he has a great interest in, and then had a look at the royal fern
which would have grown here in Wordsworth's time.
If you have an acid soil you should grow the Royal Fern
, or Osmunda regalis.
Another outstanding fern for moist soil is the Royal fern
Dillwyn Productions said its plans for the Royal Fern
golf course and academy in Swansea would pump around pounds 35m a year into the city's academy and create about 250 jobs in instruction, maintenance, catering and management.
Another five footer is Osmunda regalis, the royal fern
The site may also house the Royal Fern
golf and housing project, approved by Swansea Council but currently blocked by the Welsh Assembly.
But the royal fern
(Osmunda regalis) is ideal and will form magnificent statuesque clumps while not spreading out too much.
The Royal Fern
complex on an M4-side site near Penllergaer in Swansea West would have created 300 jobs and pumped pounds 35m a year into the city's economy.
The royal fern
(Osmunda regalis) is the grandest of them all but there are many more, like the Dryopteris, hart's tongue (Asplenium) and the Polypodiums, that put out fresh leaves for the winter.
A Welsh Assembly planning inspector approved ambitious proposals for the pounds 15m Royal Fern
project on a 350-acre M4-side site at Llangyfelach, north-west of Swansea.
From the tall, stately royal fern
(Osmunda regalis) to the small, delicate maidenhair ferns (Adiantum) they have great grace, wonderful shapes and include just about every shade of green.
The farm also has a 25 acre moorland containing uncommon plants such as royal fern
, petty whin and whorled caraway.
You can, of course, plant the rock garden with a wide variety of alpine plants but a cool and graceful effect can be achieved using ferns like the magnificent Royal Fern
The proposed Royal Fern
complex consists of an 18-hole championship golf course, driving ranges, 80 golfing lodges providing 560 bed spaces and a 95-plot luxury housing estate.