Dicksonia antarctica protection survey

How do you protect your Dicksonia antarctica for/in winter

Ball of fleece in crown in conjunction with below.
12
35%
Cut off fronds and wrap all winter,regardless.
1
3%
Cut off fronds and wrap only when freezes forecast.
0
No votes
Cut off fronds and drape (cover) all winter, regardless.
0
No votes
Cut off fronds and drape (cover) only when freezes forecast.
0
No votes
Leave fronds on, gathered up. and wrap all winter, regardless.
3
9%
Leave fronds on, gathered up, and wrap only when freezes forecast.
1
3%
Leave fronds on and drape (cover) all winter, regardless.
2
6%
Leave fronds on and drape (cover) only when freezes forecast.
6
18%
Don't do anything
2
6%
Wing it, deciding what to do as the winter unfolds
7
21%
 
Total votes: 34

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Re: Tree fern protection survey

Post by Dave Brown » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:24 pm

Suggestions for questions

Ball of fleece in crown in conjunction with below.
Cut off fronds and wrap all winter,regardless.
Cut off fronds and wrap only when freezes forecast.
Cut off fronds and drape (cover) all winter, regardless.
Cut off fronds and drape (cover) only when freezes forecast.
Leave fronds on, gathered up. and wrap all winter, regardless.
Leave fronds on, gathered up, and wrap only when freezes forecast.
Leave fronds on and drape (cover) all winter, regardless.
Leave fronds on and drape (cover) only when freezes forecast.
Don't do anything
Wing it, deciding what to do as the winter unfolds
Best regards
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GoggleboxUK

Re: Tree fern protection survey

Post by GoggleboxUK » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:22 pm

^ Much better!

I'd vote wing it from that selection.

Although I intend to cover/drape whenever a freeze is expected, I may well wrap and leave on if circumstances disctate.

;)

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Re: Tree fern protection survey

Post by Leigh » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:29 pm

I'm in the
"Don't do anything" camp as long as we are talking about Dicksonia antarctica's
Leigh

fern Rob

Re: Tree fern protection survey

Post by fern Rob » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:15 pm

Tom2006 wrote:
fern Rob wrote:
Tom2006 wrote:Just do what you feel is right. No need to wrap all winter in most parts of the UK. I wouldn't advise anyone does but respect that some do.
I wouldn't advise anyone not to protect tree ferns through winter.
But only when required. icon_thumright
weather changes quickly and hourly in winter, so all the time i would suggest icon_thumleft

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Re: Tree fern protection survey

Post by fern Rob » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:16 pm

Dave Brown wrote:Suggestions for questions

Ball of fleece in crown in conjunction with below.
Cut off fronds and wrap all winter,regardless.
Cut off fronds and wrap only when freezes forecast.
Cut off fronds and drape (cover) all winter, regardless.
Cut off fronds and drape (cover) only when freezes forecast.
Leave fronds on, gathered up. and wrap all winter, regardless.
Leave fronds on, gathered up, and wrap only when freezes forecast.
Leave fronds on and drape (cover) all winter, regardless.
Leave fronds on and drape (cover) only when freezes forecast.
Don't do anything
Wing it, deciding what to do as the winter unfolds
i think another survey is in order :lol:

bordersboy

Re: Tree fern protection survey

Post by bordersboy » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:23 pm

fern Rob wrote:
Dave Brown wrote:Suggestions for questions

Ball of fleece in crown in conjunction with below.
Cut off fronds and wrap all winter,regardless.
Cut off fronds and wrap only when freezes forecast.
Cut off fronds and drape (cover) all winter, regardless.
Cut off fronds and drape (cover) only when freezes forecast.
Leave fronds on, gathered up. and wrap all winter, regardless.
Leave fronds on, gathered up, and wrap only when freezes forecast.
Leave fronds on and drape (cover) all winter, regardless.
Leave fronds on and drape (cover) only when freezes forecast.
Don't do anything
Wing it, deciding what to do as the winter unfolds
i think another survey is in order :lol:
Or maybe not :wink:

kata

Re: Tree fern protection survey

Post by kata » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:19 pm

Yes B.B

:lol: :lol:

fern Rob

Re: Tree fern protection survey

Post by fern Rob » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:37 pm

There as to be after all this debate.

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Re: Tree fern protection survey

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:18 pm

I have changed the survey vote so unfortunately we all have to start again. Hopefully this will give a better idea of what members do :wink:
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Re: Tree fern protection survey

Post by sanatic1234 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:25 pm

Nicely done and my vote has been cast. icon_thumleft

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Re: Tree fern protection survey

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:30 pm

If you are VERY unlucky and we ever have a severe winter again you may have to do this the following year if protection is not used........ :lol:



sanatic1234

Re: Tree fern protection survey

Post by sanatic1234 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:33 pm

:lol: :lol: I remember that well, it was quite settled where it was hey kris :lol:

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Re: Tree fern protection survey

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:35 pm

sanatic1234 wrote::lol: :lol: I remember that well, it was quite settled where it was hey kris :lol:

It's my favourite video as its the only time my wife has helped in the garden! (Plus an flash of knickers! icon_sunny icon_queen


WARNING! The video does contain some upsetting scenes so Rob you may want to give it a miss. :lol:

bordersboy

Re: Tree fern protection survey

Post by bordersboy » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:07 pm

It put up a hell of a fight.Mine came out fine as they didnt get a chance to root :cry: It still hurts :DD

cordyman

Re: Tree fern protection survey

Post by cordyman » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:10 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:
sanatic1234 wrote::lol: :lol: I remember that well, it was quite settled where it was hey kris :lol:

It's my favourite video as its the only time my wife has helped in the garden! (Plus an flash of knickers! icon_sunny icon_queen


WARNING! The video does contain some upsetting scenes so Rob you may want to give it a miss. :lol:
I think Rob will leave the forum if he see's that vidjo again :lol: :lol: :lol: :shock:

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