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Fern garden

Question from Jacky White

I have just bought a Dicksonia Antarctica and am planning a fern garden. the bottom of my garden is damp and cool, grass won't grow. I have just been to the cloud forest in Peru and was inspired by the beautiful ferns. What would look good with my tree fern? I have a space of 8' x 12', all shaded.

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  • Posted: Sun. 30th October 2011 17:10
  • Last reply: Mon. 31st October 2011 07:24

Is it dead

Comment from Stuart Downey

I have my tree ferns planted out in the garden. Although I covered it with fleece during the winter there have been no new fronds this year so far. Could these be considered as having died?

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  • Posted: Thu. 9th June 2011 16:08
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Do I cover crown from heat?

Question from Iris Lando

My new 9' Tree Fern planted in June had a flush of 5 large fronds in July. In the crown are many more ready to unfurl but they are splitting and giving out a black sap. At this height, if the weather is fine, it is in the sun for about 3 hours a day,which I hadn't considered. Should I cover its crown with leaves perhaps? I have 2 others looking beautiful beneath it from the year before.
Any ideas please?

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  • Posted: Wed. 19th August 2009 21:45
  • Last reply: Thu. 20th August 2009 21:14

Can i plant out yet

Question from Kevin Griggs

Hi, got a Dicksonia Antartica, its not in a pot, and i have stuffed the crown with straw. Should i plant it out now in December or leave it where it is at the mo, up the side of the house (see pic)

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  • Posted: Mon. 31st December 2007 16:41
  • Last reply: Sat. 6th February 2010 16:41