Mouldy tree fern

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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Tom2006 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:17 pm

Good luck Nick. Hope it works icon_thumleft
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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Nick » Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:01 am

Thank you Tom I do hope so as don't really want to take my chain saw to it to be honest, thank goodness it's only 3/4in deep and not 6 or 7 in deep, it seems pretty firm at the top and back of these wounds, but soggy and gooey at the bottoms of them, so will give each a good clean out then a wash out then treat with H202 and see what happens then, will it hurt any leafs of plants below growing if any spray or drips get on the foliage of plants growing around and below :?: :?: :?:


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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Tom2006 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:48 am

It shouldn't bother other plants but that said i would rinse any drops etc off everything apart from the wounds.
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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Nick » Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:25 pm

Thank you Tom, once it arrives and gets rinsed out with the solution, will rinse off any that gets on other plants.
Thank you for your assistance with this problem, and for everyone else who has contributed in every post towards the solution.


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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Tom2006 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:57 pm

No problems its new territory for many of us. The Orange "goo" I believe is a bacteria that grows on the dying tissues so hopefully once the h2o2 kills this the wound should dry up.
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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Nick » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:24 pm

That's good to know Tom, that it will dry up, will it ever heel it's self to what it was before :?: :?:


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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Tom2006 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:06 pm

I honestly don't know but I very much doubt it. IF/when it does dry up and the its cleaned out, I would be tempted to pack it was soil or even a non toxic brown filler substance to prevent any further problems. Its all new territory though as until the last three winters hardly anyone had lost or had damage to a Dicksonia antarctica.
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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by pdid » Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:53 am

Nick wrote:That's good to know Tom, that it will dry up, will it ever heel it's self to what it was before :?: :?:


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You will be left with scars Nick. I read an article somewhere that suggested wrapping cling film around the trunk scars to encourage root/trunk growth but I can`t find it. I`ll have another look icon_salut

EDIT: Sorry Nick I can`t find it, maybe someone else can pitch in.

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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Tom2006 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:56 pm

I would guess some free draining soil in the hole would eventually allow for fibres to grow into it.
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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Nick » Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:42 pm

Thanks Tom and pdid for all your good advice over this worrying problem with my Dicksonia antarctica, I wish to thank everyone who contributed to this Topic icon_thumright icon_thumright


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caminthegarden, sorry it seems I high jacked your thread, not intentional of course, but if you never started it, I would not now know what to do about my Dicksonia antarctica problem, again sorry.....

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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Tom2006 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:16 pm

caminthegarden wrote:Here is a photo of my mouldy tree fern
What are you doing with yours?
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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Nick » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:58 pm

Sadly my Hydrogen Peroxide was not delivered today, I was hoping it would, and as we were away from home half of the day, that is when things turn up that need to be signed for arrive, but not this time, sadly

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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by cordyman » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:39 pm

i always wondered about the nails they put in tree ferns and if they caused any damage icon_scratch

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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Nick » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:06 pm

Me to, as it's a foreign body, who knows what harm they can cause.


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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by caminthegarden » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:15 am

Nick I forgive you ! And your problem seems more gruesome than mine , so feel better !
Tom I followed advice to spray off mouldy stuff and it did work , but not convinced it wont come back and seeing pics of moss on trunk , it aint moss , so still puzzled and worried but leaves still green and healthy and so much else to do in garden shall try and forget for a bit !

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