Went for a large one......

User avatar
The Codfather
Posts: 6436
Joined: Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:02 pm
Location: Darlington, C.O. Durham

Went for a large one......

Post by The Codfather » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:37 am

I was about to buy a 5 or 6 footer from Seagraves as the sale is on but I am now thinking I can get a few smaller ones 2 or 3 footers for the same total cost and fill my garden up a bit more as and a few will give a fuller impact over 1 larger one.......thoughts anyone ?
Last edited by The Codfather on Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.
AKA - Martin

Wish list - Big Palms or Dicksonia antarctica's but open to anything really.....Cash Waiting !


User avatar
karl66
Posts: 2638
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:39 pm
Location: halesowen. west midlands

Re: 1 large Dicksonia antarctica or a few smaller ones

Post by karl66 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:50 am

I would always buy the 4/5/6ft specimen's as they look great when fully fronded, I also have lot's of smaller one's from 10 inch's to 2ft but when these are in full flow you can't see the trunk's properly!!, saying that the small one's do make good ground cover & will quickly fill your border's. karl.


Kristen
Posts: 3877
Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:16 am
Location: Suffolk
Contact:

Re: 1 large Dicksonia antarctica or a few smaller ones

Post by Kristen » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:08 am

I think a clump looks nice. Some smaller, medium and one or two tall. Their fronds are then at varying heights, rather than all competing from the space at the same height.
K's Garden blog last update 30th December 2012, HTUK Blog


User avatar
Arlon Tishmarsh
Posts: 6950
Joined: Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:53 am
Location: Horizontal

Re: 1 large Dicksonia antarctica or a few smaller ones

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:35 am

I'd go varying heights Coddy so that the fronds overlap at differing heights, creating canopies for the underlying one's. I got a 9ft , 6ft and 4ft. I had to remove 3 Dicksonia antarctica's and 3 squarrosa all with 1ft trunks , as they were planted too close to each other, the fronds get so big and were always tangling and rubbing each other in the wind, resulting in slight damage. They'll be replanted in other areas with just one or two going back under the larger tree ferns.

The large cyathea's were also in the same area creating very large canopies and crowding out the area even more but at least they're potted and can go elsewhere next season


User avatar
Panama Pete
Posts: 1201
Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:57 pm
Location: nottinghamshire
Contact:

Re: 1 large Dicksonia antarctica or a few smaller ones

Post by Panama Pete » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:44 am

I've purchased all different sizes Cordy. A few big ones cost, a lot so I opted for a good mixture.


User avatar
The Codfather
Posts: 6436
Joined: Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:02 pm
Location: Darlington, C.O. Durham

Re: 1 large Dicksonia antarctica or a few smaller ones

Post by The Codfather » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:03 am

If I bought a few they would be dotted around the garden.....
AKA - Martin

Wish list - Big Palms or Dicksonia antarctica's but open to anything really.....Cash Waiting !


Tom2006
Posts: 8091
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:23 am
Location: East Yorkshire UK

Re: 1 large Dicksonia antarctica or a few smaller ones

Post by Tom2006 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:07 pm

I would go for one large one. Bigger impact. I agree with Karl snaller ones hide their own trunks. Does the Seagrave sale price include postage?
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.


User avatar
Panama Pete
Posts: 1201
Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:57 pm
Location: nottinghamshire
Contact:

Re: 1 large Dicksonia antarctica or a few smaller ones

Post by Panama Pete » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:16 pm

It doesnt as far as i remenber tom. Im heading there in 2 weeks.


User avatar
greyhound
Posts: 87
Joined: Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:46 pm
Location: Croft Cheshire

Re: 1 large Dicksonia antarctica or a few smaller ones

Post by greyhound » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:47 pm

I would go for the absolute largest one that I could afford to buy
The 3 footers look great until you have them planted and then they look very disappointing once you have taken them out of their pots :cry:
K9's and exotic palms not a good combo K9's 5 :exotic palms 0


User avatar
cordyman
Posts: 7129
Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:24 pm
Location: Northwest UK

Re: 1 large Dicksonia antarctica or a few smaller ones

Post by cordyman » Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:00 pm

single large specimen, three times the impact, three times less time to protect, big specimens give a garden the established look far quicker. Smaller Dicksonia antarctica's look like large shuttle cock ferns sometimes due to small trunks.


doncasterpalmguy123
Posts: 222
Joined: Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:27 pm
Location: Doncaster

Re: 1 large Dicksonia antarctica or a few smaller ones

Post by doncasterpalmguy123 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:30 pm

Buy the small ones and you'll get the full effete times 3 or 4 when they're older. You also get to watch them grow! :lol: :lol: :lol: Seems simple to me.
Visit my youtube channel, D Pictures: http://www.youtube.com/user/07thomasdd
palms, cordyline, musa basjoo, citrus.


User avatar
The Codfather
Posts: 6436
Joined: Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:02 pm
Location: Darlington, C.O. Durham

Re: 1 large Dicksonia antarctica or a few smaller ones

Post by The Codfather » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:25 am

The price does not include postage or VAT that over and above the Price.......but you get discount on that too at checkout. Just ordered and paid for a 6footer :D
AKA - Martin

Wish list - Big Palms or Dicksonia antarctica's but open to anything really.....Cash Waiting !


User avatar
Panama Pete
Posts: 1201
Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:57 pm
Location: nottinghamshire
Contact:

Re: 1 large Dicksonia antarctica or a few smaller ones

Post by Panama Pete » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:50 am

Nice one Cordy!

I'm heading down there soon to grab a few chuncky ones. I wouldn't rule out the small ones though, they look nice in borders. icon_salut


dino
Posts: 1563
Joined: Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:07 pm
Location: West Midlands

Re: 1 large Dicksonia antarctica or a few smaller ones

Post by dino » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:17 pm

doncasterpalmguy123 wrote:Buy the small ones and you'll get the full effete times 3 or 4 when they're older. You also get to watch them grow! :lol: :lol: :lol: Seems simple to me.
Yeah but not in our lifetime :lol:


doncasterpalmguy123
Posts: 222
Joined: Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:27 pm
Location: Doncaster

Re: Went for a large one......

Post by doncasterpalmguy123 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:38 pm

Haha i suppose so, then again I'm 17 so if i got one now it should be big by the time I'm 50! :lol:
Visit my youtube channel, D Pictures: http://www.youtube.com/user/07thomasdd
palms, cordyline, musa basjoo, citrus.


Post Reply