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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by wugga » Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:33 pm

I'm desperate to get hold of robusta - they are gorgeous! I think lepifera and contaminans are great looking as well.

I'm looking forward to seeing the picture of your medullaris in its new container. What kind of compost are you going to use?

I was going to get a grevillea last year so I'd be interested to see a pic of that as well.


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Post by fern Rob » Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:40 pm

wugga wrote:I'm desperate to get hold of robusta - they are gorgeous! I think lepifera and contaminans are great looking as well.

I'm looking forward to seeing the picture of your medullaris in its new container. What kind of compost are you going to use?

I was going to get a grevillea last year so I'd be interested to see a pic of that as well.
The Grevillia i have been told is a great shrub, that comes next week. Can not wait to pot the C medullaris up.
compost mix for the medullaris.

Some general purpose compost mixed with bark 50/50 mix. Then some vine weevil repellant and slow release fertiliser pellets, top dressed with bark.
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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by fern Rob » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:10 pm

Only just noticed but the winds blown one of my tree ferns over :? .
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Post by fern Rob » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:03 pm

Feels like everyones getting ready to garden, I have placed more orders. Loads to do in the garden tomorrow. Found out my spores are on there way. Not long till my tree fern comes. icon_cheers
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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:06 pm

fern Rob wrote:Only just noticed but the winds blown one of my tree ferns over :? .

I guess it wasn't fully rooted?


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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by fern Rob » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:11 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:
fern Rob wrote:Only just noticed but the winds blown one of my tree ferns over :? .

I guess it wasn't fully rooted?
Its one i purchased before 2010 it got badly damaged but is getting a ok crown on it now, but few to little roots.
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Post by fern Rob » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:37 pm

Well I have a Clianthus puniceus on order but I saw a really great plant at Braithwell nurseries today and purchased it, it is a red one like the one I have on order so I may exchange the one on order for Clianthus puniceus Flamingo. Been tidying the garden today and more work to be done, tomorrow I will post pictures of the plant and the garden tidy up. Also I have removed the fleece from my tree ferns.
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Re: Fern Robs Blog Tree fern pics

Post by fern Rob » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:24 pm

Just potted my 3ft C medullaris up, it looks great, now 5ft in its new pot. Its got new roots growing down the trunk. Very happy with the plant.
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Cyathea Medullaris Before re-potting
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Root of Medullaris, needed to break the pot off to limit damage to the plant.
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Potted in its new pot.
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Re: Fern Robs Blog Tree fern pics

Post by fern Rob » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:31 pm

A few pics of some of my other Cyatheas and Dicksonias.

These are of my 4 C medullaris, that have actually grown over the winter, took them out today and water them all.
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My other C medullaris.
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C medullaris and C dealbata in the background.
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Roots growing down its trunk.
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more roots
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Another medullaris
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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by fern Rob » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:34 pm

Cyathea Smithii I have just potted up, I haven't got a picture of the C cunninghamii that got defoliated but new croziers are in its crown so hopefully it should be alright.
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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by fern Rob » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:38 pm

A few tree ferns missing from the pictures but I will get round to taking more pics sometime.
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One of the C australis
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D squarrosa 1
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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by cheshirepalms » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:46 pm

They are looking great for the time of year! icon_thumleft I think its the one thing I don't have in my garden that I need to complete the style of plants I like. When I see a cheap one I'll snap it up.


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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by fern Rob » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:52 pm

cheshirepalms wrote:They are looking great for the time of year! icon_thumleft I think its the one thing I don't have in my garden that I need to complete the style of plants I like. When I see a cheap one I'll snap it up.
Thanks, Dicksonia antarctica or medullaris?
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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by cheshirepalms » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:06 pm

I prefer the trunks on the Dicksonia antarctica, but more choice is probably going to be more influenced in the cost.


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Re: Fern Robs Blog

Post by Tom2006 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:08 pm

Looking great. Must repot mine asap.
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.


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