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porto

Keen amateur gardener/plant hunter with an eye and taste for the unusual and exotic..🌴🌻🌸🌵🌿👌

Dicksonia antarctica

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porto

Happy to see my Tasmanian tree fern made it through the winter months 💪😏👌🌴

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DeborahBanks

I think I may have killed mine 😩

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Cazx

Woo hoo! Trevor has survived too and he’s got new fronds coming so can now cut off the old ones from last year

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porto

@DeborahBanks Noooo!? 😣... @Cazx my Caz are popping up new ones as well 👍 I didn't wrap mine up at all over the wintering months, as stated before my garden is quite in closed on in which probably protected it? Do I have to remove last season growth @Cazx x

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DeborahBanks

@porto I took Alan in the house for winter and cared for him well (I thought). Dont know what went wrong. I'm keeping on going in the hope a new leaf appears.

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porto

Oh @DeborahBanks 🙄 to be honest I'm no expert in tree ferns but I have read you can water them to death with love? I never water mine directory onto the soil it's in just it's trunk..

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DeborahBanks

@porto maybe I did water him too much, if he's an ex tree fern I will be trying again

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porto

Live in hope Deborah, may still have life within? But good luck with your next one, remember low maintenance in care as in watering ( trunk not directly in soil) only just what I know @DeborahBanks 👍🙃

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porto

Morning all GT amigos 👋😎.. Tasmanian tree fern looking lush on this damp morning here in Hertfordshire 🌨️🌨️🌨️🌴😊

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sharonhayden

Looks lush - it probably enjoys the rain

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porto

😎🌴🌞🌴🌞🌴👌

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kaporyash

Beautiful foilage 🥰

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Cazx

😀 👏🏼 👏🏼 amazing to watch. Nature is so wonderful 🌴

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porto

I've deeply fallen in love with her! 🌴😍👌 @Cazx

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Cazx

You’ll be having more @Porto she’s just the start of the tree fern 🌴 obsession!!

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porto

Ohhhhh...Caroline! 😍...🌴🕺💃 🤸🌴 @Cazx

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porto

Another baby coming through 😍🌴.. she just keeps on giving 😎👌🌴🌴

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kaporyash

So cute !🤩

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sharonhayden

Fascinating

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porto

Afternoon GT amigos 👋😎.. just noticed a new fern emerging on my Tasmanian fern (Caz) 🌴🌴🌴🌴😎👌.. happy dayz 🤸

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kez001uk

Good god they’re hairy!!! 😜

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porto

You've just reminded me Kerry! Best book that waxing appointment.. thanks 😏👍 @kez001uk 🤸😂

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kez001uk

@porto 🤣🤭🤣 dread to think what you’d be getting waxed 🙈

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porto

I'll let you use your imagination & I'll let you know if your right 😏🤸 @kez001uk 😜

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angiie

Looks like a baby orangutan 🙊💕😊

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porto

😂👌 @angiie 🐵

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angiie

💃 @porto

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porto

I know 💃 @kez001uk 😏😉😜

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porto

Got a great photo for you Angie 😉😂👌 @angiie

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kez001uk

@porto 🤯😂

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angiie

For sure 😂👌👍

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porto

She's settled in very well 👍😏🌴🌴🌴

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porto

I've started a new #.. #nameyourtreefern.. 🌴🌴🌴💃🕺💃🕺.. members so far me @porto🤸Caz, @Cazx 💃 Trevor, @DeborahBanks Allan, 💃 @vec Terence, Tommy.. who wants to play 😂👌.. @suerichards 💃 Fernando

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suerichards

Fernando 🤪💚

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johninbrighton

Bom dia David....... I like this game.....I guess you could always call it a 'Samambaias' ............ whatever you decide, it's a beautiful plant .

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porto

Meu amigo John! Great name 🕺😉👌..But the name of the game is you have to name your own if you have one? @johninbrighton 😂🕺🌴🇬🇧🇵🇹

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Cazx

Loving this !! @porto

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porto

My new tree fern aka caz looking lush & glamorous in her new position in the retreat ☀️🌴☀️🌴😏👌

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clipperty

Ooooh very lush! Nice duck too x x x 🦆

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davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

My wife got me one about that size in june, and its doing great. I put it in a pot, and sat it on top of another pot, and its the same size as my 3ft one 😁

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porto

X2 David 👌🌴🌴 check you out big spender 🕺🤸🕺😁😉 @davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

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davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

Ive got five in total 🤣🤣🤣 she buys shoes, i buy tree ferns 😁

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porto

😂😂😂👌 David... So you can admire your lush ferns in new comfortable shoes @davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co 🌴🕺😉👌

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Cazx

Oh yes @porto that is the perfect 👌🏼 spot. All you need now is a beer 🍺 and enjoy 😊

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porto

Why thank you my new partner in Tasmanian fern crime 💃🌴... Oh don't you worry about the nice cold cerveja Caroline it's been done already 🌴🤸🍺😉 @Cazx

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suerichards

Looking lush 🍹🍹🍹

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porto

Ain't she just Sue 🌴😘👌 @suerichards

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vec

😍😍😍 I'd love another tree fern but there's nothing I'm prepared to sacrifice to make space for one 😂

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porto

Totally get where your coming from Julie! 🙄.. I've already used about 90% of available space in my little retreat now! 🤔.. fortunately most are in pots in which I'm forever shifting around 🕺🤸🕺🌿🌿🌿🌿😂 @vec

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porto

Popped over to crews hill garden centers in Enfield and finally gave in & got myself a tree fern! I'm complete 🤸🌴🤸🌴🤸👌😂

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sharonhayden

They’re wonderful plants - you’ll be living in the tropics when you go in your back garden 🌴🌴🍃🌱🌴🌴🌴

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DeborahBanks

I planted mine out today. Today I was brave 😁

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johninbrighton

Beautiful.

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Cazx

Hooray 😁 you won’t be disappointed @porta such a great statement plant. Easy to care for over winter too. Keep us posted on where you decide to place it ( is it a he or she?) My Trevor is enjoying being placed by the pond, when is been sunny and it just going in, it casts a lovely shadow. 👏🏼🌴🌴

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porto

Morning Caroline 👋😙.. I just gave in! It's been in the making now for last 18 months 🙄😂.. I'm just going to leave her in the pot as she is on the top deck & just move her little more over to the left of the photo where it's semi shadded 🌴😏👌.. you know what! I'll name her Caz! Because you sprung to mind when I bumped into her at the garden centre.. but I may need your expertise advice come the winter! As in pruning & caring... @Cazx

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porto

Trevor!!.. I love it 😂😂🌴👌 @Cazx

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Cazx

Aww I’ve never had anything named after me before. Thanks! @porto 😃 I’m by no means any expert on these stunning ferns. I kept mine in the greenhouse unwrapped and it survived. Was reluctant to cut the fronds until I started to see the new ones appearing. Trevor as gone from strength to strength 💪🏼 just remember when watering to do it over the trunk of the fern, as they dry out quickly, especially in the hot 🥵 weather we’ve had recently. Enjoy 😉 and welcome to the tree fern club lol 😂

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porto

Hey your welcome Caz🌴😉... I haven't got a greenhouse 🙄.. but based down south in Hertfordshire in a small inclosed garden with a micro climate 🌴☀️🌴☀️🌴. Hence the tropical look & feel of my little retreat 😎☀️☀️☀️.. do you have to store it away in a greenhouse over the winter or is it just where your based? 🤔... Do you feed yours? The soil requirements?.. just got my Caz in standard compost 👍 @caz

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porto

The more tropical the more excuses for cocktails Sharon 🌴☀️🌴☀️🌴🍹🍹🍹🍹😏👌 @sharonhayden .. why was you brave planting Deborah? 🙄😉.. 💃🌴 @DeborahBanks

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DeborahBanks

@porto because I had to finally decide where to put it and because I'm less confident I wont kill it.

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porto

Com on Deb! With your skills 💃🌹🌷🌺🌸🏵️🌻🌼💮🌱🌿.. don't get all modest on me now 😊😉 @DeborahBanks

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