Too late to buy a Dicksonia antarctica and pot up?

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Too late to buy a Dicksonia antarctica and pot up?

Post by Rachelpalm » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:06 pm

Hello
thinking of buying a tree fern, Dicksonia antarctica and potting it up. Do they like sun or shade or abit of both? Is it too late to buy one now as the roots will not have long enough to grow and get it through winter ok? Are the ok in pots? Anyone know of any good places to buy them? Can you bring them indoors over winter or are they easy to protect outdoors? I live near Great Yarmouth

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Re: Too late to buy one and pot up?

Post by musabasjoos » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:09 pm

Rachel, a good and cheap supplier is seagrave nurseries http://www.seagravenurseries.co.uk/products/tree-ferns . They start at £20 per foot.
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Re: Too late to buy one and pot up?

Post by The Codfather » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:13 pm

never to late to buy one......and agree that seagreave is the cheapest.
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Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:21 pm

The Codfather wrote:never to late to buy one......and agree that seagreave is the cheapest.
but they'll cut the fronds off if you have it delivered :(


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Re: Too late to buy one and pot up?

Post by Rachelpalm » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:26 pm

Hello
the £40 looks great value. Would the fronds grow back very fast?

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Re: Too late to buy one and pot up?

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:35 pm

If there's a set of knuckles already formed you may be lucky and get another flush. If not it'll more than likely be next year


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Re: Too late to buy one and pot up?

Post by Rachelpalm » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:56 pm

Hello
I have a tall square terrarcotta pot up side of my house which is in shade apart from about 12 till 2pm each day. Thinking of putting a tree fern in that. Do they grow lots of roots? Do garden centres cut the roots off the trunks and they then grow back when planted? Sorry to ask so much but do not want to kill the thing off by planting it wrong,

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Re: Too late to buy a Dicksonia antarctica and pot up?

Post by sanatic1234 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:09 pm

Yeah my sanfernando Dicksonia antarctica has stopped flushing now, but my sanfernatic is still pushing the odd one out, i think i have had about 17, 18 fronds of that this year where as my other has only produced 8. Good luck with your buy :) seagraves is really good and you may get a chunky one :)
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Re: Too late to buy one and pot up?

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:32 pm

Rachelpalm wrote:Hello
I have a tall square terrarcotta pot up side of my house which is in shade apart from about 12 till 2pm each day. Thinking of putting a tree fern in that. Do they grow lots of roots? Do garden centres cut the roots off the trunks and they then grow back when planted? Sorry to ask so much but do not want to kill the thing off by planting it wrong,

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Rachel
Most of them come as logs as at Seagraves but more often than not i think the diy sheds like b & q come rooted. The very first one's i bought were 2no 2ft trunks from b&q. I put them into half oak barrels. 2 yrs later it was chocka with a mat of roots, completely filled the barrel. If you're in E. Anglia, wouldn't it be better to go to Amulree or Urban Jungle etc. Perhaps you could pick one up and bring it home fronded or Simon may deliver on his own wagon.


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Re: Too late to buy a Dicksonia antarctica and pot up?

Post by brendan » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:41 pm

Amurlee would be your closest and they are having there open days this weekend all plants reduced some 50%


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Post by sanatic1234 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:47 pm

It probably would make sense but they are not as cheap as seagraves nurseries. and everyone always likes a bargain :)
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Re: Too late to buy a Dicksonia antarctica and pot up?

Post by GoggleboxUK » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:01 pm

Very true San!

I reckon I'll be ordering a couple or 3 from Seagraves next March so I can pot them up and get them fronded for next summer.

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Re: Too late to buy a Dicksonia antarctica and pot up?

Post by The Codfather » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:05 pm

he ones I got from B&Q were potted ....but unrooted.
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Re: Too late to buy a Dicksonia antarctica and pot up?

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:07 pm

brendan wrote:Amurlee would be your closest and they are having there open days this weekend all plants reduced some 50%
If you can get 50% off at Amulree this weekend thats equal to £12.50 a foot. icon_thumleft


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Re: Too late to buy a Dicksonia antarctica and pot up?

Post by Rachelpalm » Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:33 pm

Hello
think I will pop to Amulree Sunday to see what they have. I live about 35 minutes away from them. I get so excited when I go there. I love it. Thanks for all your replies and help.


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