Safe to unwrap?

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Safe to unwrap?

Post by Delboy » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:03 am

My Dicksonia antarctica has been under wraps now for about a month now.
With the severe cold now past, would it be best to uncover my Dicksonia antarctica and just go back to popping fleece in the crown when frosts are due?
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Re: Safe to unwrap?

Post by Tom2006 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:16 am

Yes definitely open them up now the cold has passed. They should be fine now with fleece just stuffed in the crown.
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Re: Safe to unwrap?

Post by Delboy » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:20 am

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Re: Safe to unwrap?

Post by sanatic1234 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:26 am

Thanks tom. I will join you on that one delboy. But will keep the other fleece on standby just incase.
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Re: Safe to unwrap?

Post by MikeC » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:36 am

Taking down my final protection today, the 3m x 3m gazebo which has worked brilliantly where I was, which had light winds, only a little snow, but -10 temps.


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Re: Safe to unwrap?

Post by The Codfather » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:19 am

I am going to wait a little longer to see what happens.......and mine have been wrapped since the end of October.
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Re: Safe to unwrap?

Post by sanatic1234 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:23 am

yours are in a garage aren't they coddy? I would think the worst of it is over now coddy. The frost will still be on the cards but that is just the normal till april at least.
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Re: Safe to unwrap?

Post by The Codfather » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:24 am

Some are outside too
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Re: Safe to unwrap?

Post by The Codfather » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:26 am

I will wait to see when mumfie has a look\unwraps his........

and when Y Kris drags his out of the garage.........
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Re: Safe to unwrap?

Post by sanatic1234 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:27 am

I have to take the fleece off mine to be honest as the trunks are due a splash from the hosepipe. :) I don't want them to dry out as they will be dead.
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Re: Safe to unwrap?

Post by jezza » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:28 am

I open up covers and greenhouses but don't take them off completely. It is after all only mid february and it can all go tots up again.


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Re: Safe to unwrap?

Post by sanatic1234 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:31 am

Got no choice with my fleece jezza as it is the wrap a round stuff mate. So it is either on or off. :lol:
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Re: Safe to unwrap?

Post by jezza » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:21 pm

I only use fleece as a last resort and even then only on the ground and around the growing point. I bought 3 poly greenhouses to put over the half hardy stuff to keep them as dry as possible. The two nights over -10c i took a few blankets out and flung them over the top.

That reminds me, i need to go and uncover my Dicksonia antarctica.


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Re: Safe to unwrap?

Post by call » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:33 pm

ive got a tiddler and its been up against a wall unwrapped all winter and its still in leaf :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Safe to unwrap?

Post by pdid » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:49 pm

I`m going to water mine today.


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