My husband thought he was doing me a favour yesterday when he bought me a fern from the garden centre after hearing me mention that I wanted one to plant next to some rocks by my newly fitted pond. It's a lovely healthy plant but on closer inspection and after looking at the label it turns out it's a very young tree fern!!!! Not quite the effect I was looking for! Luckily I have the room for it to grow to maturity, but can't say it fits in with the cottage garden theme!! Just out of interest does anyone know how quickly they grow?