Overwintering Dicksonia antarctica

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Overwintering Dicksonia antarctica

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Re: Overwintering Dicksonia antarctica

Post by cordyman » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:58 pm

that thumbnail shot :lol: :lol: :lol:

Going to give this a watch now, YK in cocoon method shocker, or not? time to find out icon_salut


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Post by cordyman » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:04 pm

Did I give you the cable tie idea? I remember your earlier methods had string with canes and chicken wire icon_scratch Cable ties = pure win!


Will the straw be ok on a torrential downpour day, followed by a frost, it takes a while to dry out when sodden?

A L size haxnix fleece bag would go over that whole Dicksonia antarctica including the popping up fronds, then a bin bag for water proofing if needed.

Like the idea of not using canes on smaller wrappings, makes it that little bit quicker to get the cage up.


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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:50 am

cordyman wrote:Did I give you the cable tie idea? I remember your earlier methods had string with canes and chicken wire icon_scratch Cable ties = pure win!


Will the straw be ok on a torrential downpour day, followed by a frost, it takes a while to dry out when sodden?

A L size haxnix fleece bag would go over that whole Dicksonia antarctica including the popping up fronds, then a bin bag for water proofing if needed.

Like the idea of not using canes on smaller wrappings, makes it that little bit quicker to get the cage up.
Yes cable ties are the future, I am converted!

If/when the fronds get frosted off I will cover the plant with a fleece bag.

Heres to a mild winter!


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Post by kata » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:01 am

I have the Basjoo covered and the Fern, not sure if to uncover or not with the weather mild.


What a gentle voice, I thought that before...great vid as always Kris. My only concern is the mice love to be Insulated too... :lol:

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Re: Overwintering Dicksonia antarctica

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:39 pm

cordyman wrote:that thumbnail shot :lol: :lol: :lol:

Going to give this a watch now, YK in cocoon method shocker, or not? time to find out icon_salut

Thumb nail changed! :lol:
kata wrote:I have the Basjoo covered and the Fern, not sure if to uncover or not with the weather mild.


What a gentle voice, I thought that before...great vid as always Kris. My only concern is the mice love to be Insulated too... :lol:

Thanks!
Better to have mice in the garden than the house. :D


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Post by fern Rob » Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:46 pm

A different approach compared to me. I just don't like straw, and don't like straw in the flower beds.
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Post by kata » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:19 pm

Better to have mice in the garden than the house.
Too true Kris.

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Post by cordyman » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:29 pm

fern Rob wrote:A different approach compared to me. I just don't like straw, and don't like straw in the flower beds.
come Spring when the cages are dismantled, the straw takes care of itself within a week, by either blowing away or rotting icon_thumleft


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Post by kata » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:35 pm

Are you living in the sticks Cordy for the straw to blow away... :lol:
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Post by cordyman » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:49 pm

kata wrote:Are you living in the sticks Cordy for the straw to blow away... :lol:
obviously you don't just dump the cage content in the garden ;) Put it all into the green recycle bin (even though they say no straw - i always do :shock: ) Any stray bits won't be about the week after icon_thumright


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Post by kata » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:16 pm

Green bin for garden waste here. So straw will be acceptable.

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Re: Overwintering Dicksonia antarctica

Post by cordyman » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:21 pm

kata wrote:Green bin for garden waste here. So straw will be acceptable.

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i thought that but mine says no straw lol

I think they are against soiled pet bedding etc :lol:


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Post by Kristen » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:12 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Yes cable ties are the future, I am converted!
Not very green? :(
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Re: Overwintering Dicksonia antarctica

Post by kata » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:40 pm

Pick up the turds and bag for the household waste,

By the time they pick up the green bin the inner stuff should be dry. Not feckin horse manure your trying to recycle is it...HAHAHAHA

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