Have a few dicksonia problems

Tom2006
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Re: Have a few dicksonia problems

Post by Tom2006 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:23 pm

Get it through the next winter and I'm sure it will come back. What overwintering tips did Steve give you?
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countrylover

Re: Have a few dicksonia problems

Post by countrylover » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:26 pm

OMG I got an essay on the subject :lol:
I'll PM it to you if u want

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Re: Have a few dicksonia problems

Post by Tom2006 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:28 pm

Yes please!
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Nigel Fear

Re: Have a few dicksonia problems

Post by Nigel Fear » Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:27 pm

Well, Steve Pope's yer man, I guess you've been given the best advice you could possibly get from him Marcin, hopefully it won't just end up as a Bromeliad perch. :(

countrylover

Re: Have a few dicksonia problems

Post by countrylover » Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:34 am

Nigel Fear wrote:Well, Steve Pope's yer man, I guess you've been given the best advice you could possibly get from him Marcin, hopefully it won't just end up as a Bromeliad perch. :(
Oh yes, he explained me different conditions of Dicksonia antarctica storage, even heating cables case. I guess I should first thank you cuz you told me to ask Steve icon_thumleft

sanatic1234

Re: Have a few dicksonia problems

Post by sanatic1234 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:30 pm

countrylover wrote:Nigel I potted this fern in Spring and it had no roots so it cannot be a problem with too small pot. Poured some diluted sh^&te in the crown recently hoping it may help. Planting it out is outta the question. Global warming has gone away :?
Hi CL i read on the RHS website not feed a Dicksonia antarctica that has not rooted as it slows down the rooting process.

countrylover

Re: Have a few dicksonia problems

Post by countrylover » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:02 pm

Now you got me confused :?

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Re: Have a few dicksonia problems

Post by Tom2006 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:33 pm

you should be fine to feed it but feed sparingly throughout its life. The best "food" for it now will be a good free draining rich compost. icon_thumleft
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Re: Have a few dicksonia problems

Post by countrylover » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:29 pm

Good news. 2 new leaves are about to unfold and more crosiers showing up icon_cheers

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Re: Have a few dicksonia problems

Post by Tom2006 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:59 pm

Nice one!
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