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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, paeonies, philadelphus...

Dicksonia antarctica

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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awomanonabike

6 May 2019 • Signs of new growth 💚 #dicksonia-antarctica #treefern For anyone who is worried, this was #grownfromseed in the UK by by the wonderful guys at Fernatix

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rachelbrooks

Looks like a little gorilla curled up asleep!

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awomanonabike

I’m so glad you said that. I almost posted that it reminded me of an orangutan but decided it was just me 🙄😬 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Doh! Yes! An orangutan! Think that’s what I meant! 🤣

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awomanonabike

I knew that 👍😘 @rachelbrooks

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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awomanonabike

29 Oct 18 • Seems like I timed this just right. I wrapped it up yesterday and have woken to our first hard frost this morning ❄️❄️❄️

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richard.spicer.7906

Good timing! Looks like I’ve had a light frost here, but doesn’t look like the Dahlias are affected so they’ll stay out for a bit longer.

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Jasonsparkes1

Fantastic timing 👍

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pelly

Bye bye 💚💚

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awomanonabike

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

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awomanonabike

And so unusual for me Jason. Usually it’s done in a last minute panic 🙄😂 @Jasonsparkes1

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awomanonabike

Until the spring 👋👋 @pelly

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2018
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awomanonabike

10 Aug 18 • Yesterday I trimmed off all the old, tatty fronds. The new ones are much shorter than usual but I think it still looks better for the tidy up 🌴💚 #treefern

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scaryskates

To infernity and befrond ☺ looks great 👍

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awomanonabike

😂😂 Thanks Gary 🚀 🚀🚀 @scaryskates

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angelawilkin

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 .

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awomanonabike

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

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scaryskates

😆😆😆 thanks jaq 😚

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brightcolours

Angela, hopefully these videos will help you get started: http://blog.gardentags.com/2016/09/14/gardentags-video-guides/ @angelawilkin

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pelly

That's amazing 💚💚💚

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awomanonabike

Thanks Jane. It certainly looks better than it did. @pelly

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jeatacake

Fantastic 😍 Love these 👍

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awomanonabike

Thanks Jeff. We have had it for many years and the fronds were getting to be huge but it has had a very rough year 🙄 It was grown from seed by Fernatix, if you’re after one @jeatacake

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jeatacake

Wow. Do you know how old it is from seed? If not too long, I may try it!

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
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awomanonabike

6 May 2018 • Good morning peeps. Another beautiful morning in paradise - but my tree fern has never looked so tatty. Hopefully it will recover 🌴

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CraigStarkey

Doesn’t look to bad considering the spring so far 😕

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rachelbrooks

Nice new growth at the bottom! 🌿🌿😊

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awomanonabike

Yes, but sadly not tree fern 🌿🌿@rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Oh! Yes! I can see now, too low down 🙈 I spec it will pick up now the weather has turned 🤞🏼😊

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awomanonabike

Hope so 🤞 @rachelbrooks

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Nostaljazz

I’m sure it will be ok!

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awomanonabike

Thanks Elena, I hope so. We’ve had it for many years but lots of plants have come out of this winter worse for wear @Nostaljazz

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2017
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awomanonabike

Monty suggested that covering the centre of a tree fern with plastic was hard, as it blows away. I use a plastic bag with holes punched in the corners and tie it on ✅ #treefern #treefern-overwinter

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awomanonabike

🙊 Just realised I posted a very similar collage this time last year🤔 Oh well! Have a lovely weekend anyway 😂

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rachelbrooks

Well you’re consistent...and it obviously works! 👍🏼😉

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awomanonabike

Haha! Thanks Rachel! @rachelbrooks

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pauline33

Practical woman 👍☺️😍

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awomanonabike

There's not much you can't do with a plastic bag and some string Pauline 😂😂 @pauline33

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awomanonabike

Here you go Belinda. This is what I do and it has survived -20C like this, and #cumbria is wet too!! @belinda

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awomanonabike

Thank you to whoever it was who last night mentioned feeding their tree fern. I have never fed ours...I have now #treefern

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pelly

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? 😂😎😂

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awomanonabike

😂😂😂 Welcome to the club! My name is Jacqueline and I am a plantaholic @pelly

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pelly

Oh dear, there's no hope for me now is there Jacqueline. I am a plantantaholic. 😂😂😂 There, I've come clean.

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awomanonabike

Well done Jane. You're with friends 😀 @pelly

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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awomanonabike

'Tis the day of the great unveiling 😊

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pelly

Ohh, spectacular 💚💚💚

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riakat

Stretching after a nice long sleep 😊😊

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gjones

Looks great- love ferns!

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Keely

Oh wow 💚💚💚

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juliesgarden

Oh fantastic 👌👌

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susanhumphrey333

Wonderful 😊

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awomanonabike

@pelly It was, Jane. I should have had musical accompaniment 🎶

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awomanonabike

@riakat Absolutely!

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awomanonabike

@gjones Thanks! Me too - which is just as well as I have a very shady garden 😉

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awomanonabike

@Keely They are fab aren't they Keely 😊

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awomanonabike

@juliesgarden The unveiling is a great day 😊

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2016
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awomanonabike

Time to put the #dicksonia to bed until the spring 💤 #treefern

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wesleybrian

That is so beautiful 👌

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awomanonabike

It really is @wesleybrian and so pleased that it survives here ❄️💦

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brightcolours

#treefern-overwinter

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brightcolours

Good collage of the process.

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awomanonabike

Thanks Katie @brightcolours You have been very busy tonight/this morning/tomorrow! Or is it yesterday where you are?!

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brightcolours

Tomorrow! I enjoyed catching up on your garden! 😊

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awomanonabike

@belindah

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belindah

Ahh thankyou so so much Jacqueline 👍👍👍

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awomanonabike

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

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belindah

Wow!😃😃😃👍👍👍even up in the Lake District👍👍👍 thats good to know. I really love ferns and have always wanted to get my o2n tree fern which I bought this year at the Hampton Court Flower Show 👍👍👍

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