I’ve just been putting the #tasmanian-tree-fern to bed for the winter (scroll left to see how I do it) and spotted these. Seems like it has its own mini-ecosystem on its trunk 😊 #dicksonia-antarctica #dicksoniaantarctica #winterprotection
It’s been much better this year and seems to have recovered from last year when it really suffered in the drought and hardly out in any growth. It was almost -3 last night so definitely time to wrap up ❄️🧣 @lilybee
I leave mine until they are blackened, then (if I remember and haven’t gone into complete hibernation myself 🙄) I dig them up and dry them off. I have left one behind in the past and amazingly it survived 😃 @richard.spicer.7906
Hi I’m A keen Gardner have only been doing it for about six years still quite clueless and not very good at computers so don’t quite know how to get started on this site any tips and hints would be gratefully appreciated PS Dickinsons ferns are amazing I have one in the ground and one in a pot .
Hi Angela, Welcome to GardenTags! GT is a really lovely community of gardeners from the pros to the just beginning. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. There is no question too daft 😉 If you want someone in particular to see your post, just tag them, like this @scaryskates - follow Gary & he will keep you entertained while you work out what it’s all about 😉😂😘 @angelawilkin
I'm really not a fan of ferns, but seeing all the photos on here of them unfurling I might have to change my mind Jacqueline. Mind you, it seems that everything I have said that about since I joined here have now become firm favourites of mine. What is happening to me? 😂😎😂
You’re welcome Belinda. I am so pleased that it survives here. There used to be three at the corner of the drive up to a hotel (The Samling) on the side of Windermere. Two didn’t survive the really cold winter several years ago (they had no winter protection at all) but the third, even though it did nothing for a year, then sprouted the following year - so they are hardier than we give them credit for 👍🌴 @belindah