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Halo9801

I love my gardens and spend countless hours outside. I am no expert but feel proud when I see my efforts pay off and can admire my hard work...

Cyathea cooperi syn. Alsophila cooperi

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2016
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Halo9801

Anyone know how to pull these guys apart? They are moving closer and closer together- soon I won't be able to get in between them. They use to be metres apart, standing straight.

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susieg

That's so funny. They weigh a ton don't they. However you do it don't do it on your own! Think they look nice though as they are 😊

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Halo9801

Yes they look nice as they are but one has actually grown up and bent over so it's now ALONG the ground and up again squashing a garden light ( lol) and the other is now lifting the ground as it bends 🍃

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brightcolours

#treefern #oznative #fern #cyathea #ornament #pig

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brightcolours

I think it's too late to do anything. If you try and adjust them they may die. If they are Cyathea ferns it is very difficult to transplant them successfully.

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Halo9801

@brightcolours- many people have told me to cut the tops off them and replant, but I think they will die. They are obviously leaning toward the sun. I wonder if they will move apart again ( now the sun is higher?) they are lovely and are growing well. I have wondered if I tethered them and put pressure on them if they'd move?

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brightcolours

Here is advice on moving tree ferns: http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s2993205.htm

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Halo9801

Thank you @brightcolours

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brightcolours

You need to know if you have a Cyathea Cooperi or a Dicksonia antartica. If you cut the top off a Cyathea you'll kill it. That only works if it's a Dicksonia.

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brightcolours

Is it a fixed light? Or one that can be moved? Do you use it?

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Halo9801

I will do some research- both of the ferns you mention look the same Lol... the light is the sun. These ferns are outside at the side of my house. They love their position and grow well. It's just that they now both lean toward each other. Both have pups and have new plants growing off of them... all are quiet established- @brightcolours

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brightcolours

You mentioned that one was squashing a garden light?

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