Do you water yours?

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Do you water yours?

Post by Tom2006 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:43 pm

Thought this might warrant a separate topic? During the winter months do you water your Dicksonia Antarctica? I have read a lot this year about watering the trunk during winter but not the crown. I have never watered mine at any point during winter so wondered what the best thing to do is please? Thanks
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Re: Do you water yours?

Post by jezza » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:42 pm

In the winter...NO. It'll freeze and damage the crown. I only water mine in the summer during dry spells.

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Re: Do you water yours?

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:06 am

I water if very dry in late winter when the sun starts to gain some height, but not when frost is forecast. I don't water during Nov to end of Jan as things don't tend to dry out.

The trunk gets wet in rain as I don't protect from it, just the ball of fleece to keep frost off the knuckles. :wink:
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