Mild late winter/early spring gets the Dicksonia antarctica all flushed

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Re: Mild late winter/early spring gets the Dicksonia antarct

Post by Dave Brown » Wed May 15, 2013 5:41 pm

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Re: Mild late winter/early spring gets the Dicksonia antarct

Post by Tom2006 » Wed May 15, 2013 8:19 pm

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Re: Mild late winter/early spring gets the Dicksonia antarct

Post by Tom2006 » Wed May 15, 2013 8:21 pm

ok...how do I get the file size down on the pictures?
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Re: Mild late winter/early spring gets the Dicksonia antarct

Post by kata » Thu May 16, 2013 9:03 am

Thats ok Tom,

A beast right enough...well done Tom!! :mrgreen:

I might manage four on a new one if I am lucky, its its first year.

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Re: Mild late winter/early spring gets the Dicksonia antarct

Post by Kristen » Thu May 16, 2013 10:55 am

Tom2006 wrote:ok...how do I get the file size down on the pictures?
If you are handy with computery stuff then I use this freebie graphics tool:

http://www.irfanview.com/

Allows all sorts of crop / resize / etc. I Crop, resize to 800 x 600 on longest dimension (although Dave allows larger to be displayed "onclick") and then save at 70% - which generally gets my down to, or below, 100KB

If you are less techie then one of the online image shrinking services probably better - but you still have to wait whilst your multi-MB image from your camera uploads ... to then get back a much smaller, and quicker, download.
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Re: Mild late winter/early spring gets the Dicksonia antarct

Post by fern Rob » Thu May 16, 2013 5:30 pm

I think you can get a app to do that.
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Re: Mild late winter/early spring gets the Dicksonia antarct

Post by Tom2006 » Thu May 16, 2013 8:43 pm

Kristen wrote:
Tom2006 wrote:ok...how do I get the file size down on the pictures?
If you are handy with computery stuff then I use this freebie graphics tool:

http://www.irfanview.com/

Allows all sorts of crop / resize / etc. I Crop, resize to 800 x 600 on longest dimension (although Dave allows larger to be displayed "onclick") and then save at 70% - which generally gets my down to, or below, 100KB

If you are less techie then one of the online image shrinking services probably better - but you still have to wait whilst your multi-MB image from your camera uploads ... to then get back a much smaller, and quicker, download.
Thanks, I'll give it a try, but I'm not much good with computers. :roll: :lol:
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Re: Mild late winter/early spring gets the Dicksonia antarct

Post by Kristen » Thu May 16, 2013 9:35 pm

Tom2006 wrote:Thanks, I'll give it a try, but I'm not much good with computers. :roll: :lol:
Perhaps better to try an online one first then?

Not used this one myself, but I had a note that someone had recommended it:

http://www.picresize.com/
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Re: Mild late winter/early spring gets the Dicksonia antarct

Post by Tom2006 » Thu May 16, 2013 9:50 pm

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Seagraves, messy crown and overall a poor fern in terms of the number of croziers it puts out, 6 now with the seventh not moving for some reason. Only 7 last year as well.

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One of my older Dicksonia antarctica's that for some reason is exceptionally slow. Its treated the same at the others, and is moving but very, very slowly.

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Re: Mild late winter/early spring gets the Dicksonia antarct

Post by DAVIDEVANS » Fri May 17, 2013 11:53 am

It's that narrowing in the crown so vivible in all the photos I thought Dave was talking about?

Tom, seems to me that your ferns can't produce any more croziers as there just isn't room?
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Re: Mild late winter/early spring gets the Dicksonia antarct

Post by fern Rob » Fri May 17, 2013 1:55 pm

DAVIDEVANS wrote:It's that narrowing in the crown so vivible in all the photos I thought Dave was talking about?

Tom, seems to me that your ferns can't produce any more croziers as there just isn't room?
I think it is next to impossible to stop the crown narrowing but if it eventually closed up on one of my Dicksonia antarctica crowns then I think I would use a saw to open the crown back up.
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Re: Mild late winter/early spring gets the Dicksonia antarct

Post by Dave Brown » Fri May 17, 2013 2:29 pm

Dicksonia antarctica growth is a bit variable this year, with those in very dry shade much later than those in sun or where I have watered regularly. DelBoy, DannyBoy, SquatBoy and Fat Boy Dicksonia antarctica are flushing well, while Little and Large are just starting
2013-05-17-12-33-12 DannyBoy DA.jpg
DannyBoy Dicksonia antarctica flush
2013-05-17-12-31-12 SquatBoy DA flush.jpg
SquatBoy Dicksonia antarctica flush
2013-05-17-12-33-28 DelBoy DA.jpg
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Re: Mild late winter/early spring gets the Dicksonia antarct

Post by Tom2006 » Fri May 17, 2013 9:05 pm

No thankfully they aren't narrowing. The browner cuts underneath are previous years growth which you can see it moving out to form the trunk. icon_thumleft
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Re: Mild late winter/early spring gets the Dicksonia antarct

Post by fern Rob » Fri May 17, 2013 9:20 pm

I think in the wild tree ferns fronds are pushed right to the side so don't slightly move inwards, where as when they arrive and we plant them the fronds are not as big so they move slightly inwards.
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Re: Mild late winter/early spring gets the Dicksonia antarct

Post by Tom2006 » Fri May 17, 2013 9:46 pm

None of mine have ever narrowed, but then again I lost all my older ones. I will always try to keep the fronds cut quite far down after they have died, but all mine currently seem to gradually push the dead frond bases outwards. icon_thumleft
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