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by Tom2006
Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Hi

Hi there I am a newbie to the site. My gardening love is exotics although I would be lying if I said I new a great deal about them. My absolute passion are tree ferns and I hope to convert my south facing garden to an exotic garden over the next few years. I already have seven various D. Antarctica ...
by Tom2006
Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Best place to start?
Replies: 17
Views: 1362

Best place to start?

Hi guys...sorry if this is not the place...but over the next few years I would like to try and convert my entire south facing garden into more of an exotic theme. I live in east yorkshire so winters are normally long and wet although not that cold (last winter being the exception). Where is a good r...
by Tom2006
Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: autumn & winter forcast
Replies: 31
Views: 1638

Re: autumn & winter forcast

I've been following weather patterns for nearly a decade now and I must admit it doesn't look good at all for this coming winter in terms of it being a mild one. Very much doubt it will be as cold as last winter (thank goodness) but all the signs are that we could be in for at least an average to co...
by Tom2006
Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Dicksonia antarctica different species?
Replies: 15
Views: 2662

Re: Dicksonia antarctica different species?

My largest produced the shuttle cock shaped fronds this year BUT its initial crown of 20+ fronds were damaged by frost and the bizarre shape was the next batch. Over this year it has recitfied itself by sending out fronds that have given it a more uniform "normal" shape.
by Tom2006
Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Dicksonia antarctica sporeing
Replies: 14
Views: 2522

Re: Dicksonia antarctica sporeing

my 5' spores most years but never had any youngsters. I just cut the fronds and put them around the base of the ferns but nothing ever grows
by Tom2006
Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Have a few dicksonia problems
Replies: 24
Views: 2112

Re: Have a few dicksonia problems

I was wondering if they might have been pot bound...one of mine was this year so had to plant it into the ground. Whats the update with them?...do you think they will make it?
by Tom2006
Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Have a few dicksonia problems
Replies: 24
Views: 2112

Re: Have a few dicksonia problems

Sorry to hear you have lost three. Are your remaining ferns in pots? How often have you been watering them this summer? I hope they pull through.
by Tom2006
Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Do you water yours?
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Do you water yours?

Thought this might warrant a separate topic? During the winter months do you water your Dicksonia Antarctica? I have read a lot this year about watering the trunk during winter but not the crown. I have never watered mine at any point during winter so wondered what the best thing to do is please? Th...
by Tom2006
Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: D. Antarctica fanatics...how are you protecting yours?
Replies: 9
Views: 1247

D. Antarctica fanatics...how are you protecting yours?

Hi guys...i've been looking for a site like this for ages. I have seven D.A's in my garden which range from 5' to 1' in height. It all started about 8 years ago with a two foot one and my passion has gone from there. In fact I would have my entire garden full of them if I had the money! :lol: I live...