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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by Tom2006 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:23 am

fern Rob wrote:
Tom2006 wrote:Now my move is on hold I wish I'd kept my order. That said just re potted a four foot Dicksonia antarctica my Medularis and a small Dicksonia antarctica. Back breaking work and still got another 4 footer and a two footer to do. Going to plant my other 2 and 3 footers in the ground.need to free up space so I can lay new decking and actually use the decking. :lol:
What about if you move will you dig the Dicksonia antarctica up? Potting my ferns up one by one . Taking some time and compost :lol:
Yes I'll just lift them. Actually prefer them potted as it lifts them nice and high. Problem is moving them. My four footer is now in a 120litre tub!!
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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by fern Rob » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:24 am

Tom2006 wrote:
fern Rob wrote:
Tom2006 wrote:Now my move is on hold I wish I'd kept my order. That said just re potted a four foot Dicksonia antarctica my Medularis and a small Dicksonia antarctica. Back breaking work and still got another 4 footer and a two footer to do. Going to plant my other 2 and 3 footers in the ground.need to free up space so I can lay new decking and actually use the decking. :lol:
What about if you move will you dig the Dicksonia antarctica up? Potting my ferns up one by one . Taking some time and compost :lol:
Yes I'll just lift them. Actually prefer them potted as it lifts them nice and high. Problem is moving them. My four footer is now in a 120litre tub!!
I prefer potted with my other tree ferns for the same reason.
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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by fern Rob » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:46 pm

Seems like i have can to the decision that I'm going to plant my new Dicksonia antarctica in the lawn when it arrives. There is a lot of quality compost topsoil under the nearly dead lawn that I intend to remove and use around the garden. Got the builders coming to extend the back of the house, whilst they are here I'm going to get them to chuck the stone rubble on to the lawn and break it down apply sand and Astro turf the area. plastic grass isn't very horticultural of me but the grass will not grow well there and its a small complex shape to try and cut.
so thats the plan that should come together in the next few months.
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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by fern Rob » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:26 pm

First spores sown, Cyathea Carrii should be interesting if they germinate.
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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by fern Rob » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:25 pm

I have managed to get some Astro turf, fortunately a friend had some they had no use for, and that would fit my small lawn perfectly. Just need to get some rubble and then lay it.
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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by Mr List » Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:20 am

yuk. icon_thumbdown :lol:


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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by Deedee » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:02 am

I think Astro Turf will be perfect for your garden Rob, you have tried everything possible with your lawn, nowt uglier than bare muddy weed infested lawns icon_thumleft


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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by fern Rob » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:26 am

Deedee wrote:I think Astro Turf will be perfect for your garden Rob, you have tried everything possible with your lawn, nowt uglier than bare muddy weed infested lawns icon_thumleft
Thanks Deedee, No one can say i haven't tried when it comes to this boggy lawn. Im going to plant under the tree ferns as it would be hard to turf up to them.
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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by fern Rob » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:27 am

Mr List wrote:yuk. icon_thumbdown :lol:
Last resort and I didn't want pebbles as they have no contrast against the paving.
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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by Mr List » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:24 am

did you ever consider a carpeting fern? I don't believe your lawn area was under any foot traffic?


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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by fern Rob » Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:46 pm

Mr List wrote:did you ever consider a carpeting fern? I don't believe your lawn area was under any foot traffic?
That would take to lawn and would jot show the stone defined boarders. The lawn gets a lot of foot traffic as there is a shed that is used a lot.
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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by Delboy » Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:59 pm

Some of the fake lawns look ok if laid right. It's got to be worth a try.
My old garden
http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... en+project

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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by fern Rob » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:19 pm

Delboy wrote:Some of the fake lawns look ok if laid right. It's got to be worth a try.
Got to be better than a boggy pathway.
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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by Tom2006 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:41 pm

Delboy wrote:Some of the fake lawns look ok if laid right. It's got to be worth a try.
Been pricing a section of mine up (where the kids trampoline kills the grass) and the latest quote for 16 square metres fitted £1000!!! :? :?
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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by ConcreteJungle » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:44 am

So Instead of mowing the grass - do you have to.... hoover it?! :lol:


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