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tombr

Garden in Fleet, North East Hampshire UK

Dicksonia antarctica

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2021
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tombr

Way behind where it was this time last year but getting going at last #foliagefriday #dicksoniaantarctica

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emch

#primitive #dinosnak

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vec

Alot further ahead than mine. That’s going to be stunning when they all unfurl

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tombr

The leaves were about 4 feet long this day last year @vec but I suspect they will catch up quite quickly. You can almost watch it growing at the moment.

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Denise16

Ferns are just amazing to watch unfurl 😍

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2021
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tombr

Tree fern looking a little chilly this morning. #dicksonia #snow

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thehardygardener

Looking lovely, like a ballerina in feathers

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lesliecole49

You don't need to wrap it for winter?

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lovemygarden65

Winter wonderland 🥶

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tombr

@lesliecole49 I have had it a few years and never have so far. I do stuff some straw in the crown but that’s it. I am just west of London here so winters pretty mild. Apparently hardy to -5c. (40F) We are approx equivalent of USDA 8b if that helps.

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lesliecole49

I had just recently read about how hardy they are. Still a bit too cold for them where I am. (7a)

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2020
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tombr

Swipe to see weekly pictures since beginning of May. Probably the last one as pretty much done all its growth #foliagefriday #treefern

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tombr

Enjoying the rain this week. Swipe to see weekly pictures since beginning of May. #foliagefriday #treefern

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tombr

Swipe to see weekly pictures since beginning of May. #foliagefriday #treefern

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faerie

Fascinating! 🌴

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful 💚💚💚

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tombr

Swipe to see weekly pictures since beginning of May. #foliagefriday #treefern

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elleq

Stunning. Are they hard to grow?

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tombr

Hi @elleq I wouldn’t say they are difficult in the sense that people think peonie are difficult. Ideally they need a sheltered position. This can be in full shade. The more sunny it is the more you will have to water it. The only real care you need to give it is to water it and protect it in winter. I am outside London and just stuff some straw in the crown in winter but some people further north also wrap the top of the trunk. They tend to be cheapest online. I got mine at the Palm Tree Company

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tombr

@elleq ... contd. one final point is buy it at the size you want as it only grows something like an inch a year. I feed mine twice a year - when the fronds start unfurling and in early June.

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solly1961

Wow, stunning growth in very little time, impressive plant.

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tombr

Swipe to see weekly pictures since beginning of May. #foliagefriday #treefern

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tombr

Swipe to see weekly pictures since beginning of May. #foliagefriday #treefern

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rachelbrooks

Blimey! There’s no stopping it! 🌴

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2020
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tombr

Tree fern romping away. Not discouraged by a few cold nights. Swipe to see weekly pictures since beginning of May. #foliagefriday

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tombr

Amazing growth in one week! Swipe to see last #foliagefriday

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solly1961

Wow, amazing growth

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2020
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tombr

Hairy babies on the way. All in the last week. Had to move this a few weeks ago but seems unbothered. #foliagefriday

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lexijane

Looks like an orangutan 🦧

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tombr

Agreed @lexijane. Sums it up perfectly 👌 Definitely creature-like at this stage.

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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tombr

#foliagefriday 7th June, 2019

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angiie

Love it!!!

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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tombr

Probably near the end of the “reaching for the sky” phase. Fronds about 5ft long - all in the last month #foliagefriday 24th May 2019

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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tombr

Seems spring has definitely sprung with lots of “hairy babies” on the way #treeferns 23rd Apr 2019

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lovemygarden65

Fascinating plant 🌱

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kylers

It looks very hairy- but interesting

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
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tombr

It’s like a jungle out here. #fursday #maxi

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pattygardd

Fantastic cat

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tombr

Yes @scaryskates he’s big into purr-cussion instruments

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Venkat

Great shot, cute cat 😊

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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tombr

All set for winter. Did this last weekend before frost.

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tombr

Have since read that you shouldn’t weigh down like I have above! If you look at the mid spring pic you can see that the emerging buds look a bit squashed.

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2018
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tombr

Back from hols to find the tree fern liked the heat in my absence - leaves about 8ft long - was feeding once a week - perhaps too much?

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