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Fern Robs Blog

Post by fern Rob » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:40 pm

Hi, All
The blog won't be on the public forum for long :lol:. I will be documenting my renovation of the walkway down the garden that I will be constructing throughout 2013. The blog will also incorporate many posts of my Tree ferns progress in the garden plus my other exotics.

Hope you will all enjoy and comment.
Rob
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Post by fern Rob » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:12 pm

Hi, A few pictures of the garden, the first one this summer and the second in the winter.
The lawn that I am removing looks ok on picture 1 but it died and has been layer twice this year, so it has to go.
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Looking at its best no non rainy day pic 1
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Garden this winter pic 2
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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by Delboy » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:24 am

Nice one Rob, gotta love those tree ferns. Do you not wrap yours?

When does the walkway build begin?
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Post by Delboy » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:26 am

Nice one Rob, gotta love those tree ferns. Do you not wrap yours?

When does the walkway build begin?
My old garden
http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... en+project

New garden......coming soon.


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Post by fern Rob » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:30 am

Delboy wrote:Nice one Rob, gotta love those tree ferns. Do you not wrap yours?

When does the walkway build begin?
Crowns and trunks are wrapped. The walk way shall begin when a good day is forcasted and my fingers don't fall of with the cold :lol:.
I am going to start when I have got a few more plants so it does not look like a clay wasteland, and work on it through the year.
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Post by Delboy » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:38 am

Sounds great, i love projects like that.

I have a big ugly concrete path here that i would just love to rip up, but its about 12" thick, 40' long and according to the Wife is needed so that she can peg her washing out :evil:
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Post by fern Rob » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:41 pm

Today I have been doing some plant planning. I have picked the perfect Eucalyptus 'Aggregata' for the hight, also it likes boggy conditions so it will do well on the old lawn as it squelches and can not dry it out .
I have also been looking at potential new species to plant to go with the Dicksonia antarctica down the path way and I think I would like a 1ft Trunk C Cunninghamii and a 3ft trunk Medullaris but I still have no idea where I'm going to get them from :lol:.
All in all a good plant research day.
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Post by Delboy » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:40 pm

You going to add any trachycarpus Rob?
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Post by fern Rob » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:27 pm

Delboy wrote:You going to add any trachycarpus Rob?
This won't go down well, sorry to all you palm fans but I'm not to fond Trachycarpus. I can appreciate how they help in planting schemes in other people's gardens but the palms I would want for my Australian / Newzealand walk way would be to tender to look after in the winter, plus I do not want to get addicted to palms as well as Tree Ferns as I'm impatient for things to grow i would have to buy specimens :lol:
Probably I will get a Livinstonia Australis or A Cunninghamina but I don't know how I would protect them in winter.
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Post by fern Rob » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:32 pm

Today I have been finding Tree fern supplyers. I could get 3 Cyathea cooperi 2ft trunks or 1 C Medullaris 3ft trunk they are about the same price. :?
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Post by Delboy » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:41 pm

Shame that, a few trachys dotted about would give the Dicksonia antarctica's a nice canopy.
I do love my Dicksonia antarctica's but trachys are a VERY close second.
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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by Tom2006 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:54 am

The fronds will be huge though. How will you protect I'm winter? Also are they rooted?
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Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:08 am

I'm very interested to see your walkway progress Rob. I like ferns and really don't have enough in my garden so will be keeping a close eye on what you plants so more than likely borrowing some of your ideas.

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Post by fern Rob » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:45 pm

Tom2006 wrote:The fronds will be huge though. How will you protect I'm winter? Also are they rooted?
The cooperi are rooted and the Medullaris will be rooted.
3 2ft trunk are te same price as 1 3ft Medularis
So I don't no what to get.
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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by Tom2006 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:15 pm

Personally I would get the Medularis and get some Cooperi plugs off eBay as they grow very quickly.
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