I've got mine stuffed with fleece rather than straw and I've folded the browned fronds into it for a bit of extra protection but I did give it a good couple of soaks last week. I read somewhere that more die from lack of watering than frost damage
If it gets really wet its best to replace the straw or it can rot the core . Or you could tie up the leaves to protect the centre . Also wrap the top of the trunk with fleece and then cover the fleece with old sacking if you want it to look natural . You probably know all this already Dave !
@mariomartins i just went on youtube, and followed what they adviced on there. They got through last winter ok, so im just sticking to what worked last winter. I cut the fronds off once they turn black, and then put some more fleece around then.
@davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co @debrascott gave a tip on the other pic and that's how I do it. ... otherwise the frost will kill the new buds and will root the trunk from the top. .. that's the fragile and delicate part of the #tasmanian-tree-fern 😊👍
@lilybee these are in their second year sue, so they get fed weekly, from april onwards, with a tree fern feed. I wrap them well, in the winter, with straw and fleece. It got cold last winter, so was glad i did.