Please make sure JavaScript is enabled.
 
Profile Image Julie Moore

vec

Essex based gardener. Trying to achieve a tropical looking garden 🌴🌴🌴

Dicksonia antarctica

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2019
  • Like Count 46
comment
vec

Beautiful as #dicksonia-antarctica is, my garden is looking very bare surrounding it

7w
comment
juliesgarden

Mine seems to be spreading rather than going vertical !!

7w
comment
suerichards

Wow have you got most in the greenhouse now. 👌

7w
comment
vec

Yes all in @suerichards 😁

7w
  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2019
  • Like Count 45
comment
vec

#dicksonia-antarctica looking lovely with more fronds this year. Its doing well considering it has full sun for half the day

22w
comment
LyndaClack

Your garden is a tropical paradise 🥰🥰🥰

22w
comment
jadojado29

Wow everything looks so lush Bestie @vec & grown so much 😍💚👌😘

22w
comment
vec

Thank you @LyndaClack and @jadojado29 😍

22w
comment
richard.spicer.7906

😍💚💚

22w
comment
vec

Thank you @richard.spicer.7906

22w
  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
  • Like Count 43
comment
vec

#dicksonia-antarctica Not anywhere near as Impressive as yours @davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

30w
comment
davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

How long have you had it julie ?

30w
comment
Cazx

Adore these. Bought a 2 litre one from T&M reckon it'll take some years to grow though. Mines in pot but thinking in straight in the ground.

29w
comment
vec

It was bought (as a gift by Mr vec) early last year @davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co Think it was 3ft

29w
comment
vec

@cazx I think I read that it grows about a foot every 10 years 😮

29w
comment
davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

If its anything like mine julie they seem to produce more fronds each year. Do you feed it ? I start to feed mine in the second year, which seems to bring them on well.

29w
comment
vec

Yes occasional liquid seaweed @davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

29w
comment
Cazx

Oops 🙊 @vec lol it will outlive me until it reaches a good size then

29w
  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
  • Like Count 54
comment
vec

It's that time of year when my garden starts to wake up #unfurling #dicksonia-antarctica

32w
comment
flowerseed

I always think these look like monkey tails beautiful

32w
comment
juliesgarden

Fabulous 💚💚

32w
  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
  • Like Count 23
comment
vec

I spy new knuckles #dicksonia-antarctica

38w
comment
Cazx

Hoo @vec when did you cut the fronds off? I'm yet to do mine, it's currently housed in the greenhouse but can't see any news ones coming through. What should I do ? Help! 🤷🏽‍♀️

38w
comment
vec

This week @Cazx but the advice I was given was not to go too low as it will close the crown up and prevent the knuckles from unfurling. I'm keeping a bit of fleece at hand to shove in the crown in case we have frost forecast. I have been watering mine for a while as it was so dry

38w
comment
jadojado29

That Orangutan is back I see Bestie @vec 😉😘

38w
comment
vec

It will soon be curly tail time 🐒 @jadojado29

38w
comment
Cazx

Bless you @vec ! Started watering mine from last week, to me it looked like it was getting dry too. I shall cut them down tom. Totally out of my depth with ferns 🌴 thanks 🙏🏼 fir the sound advice

38w
  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
  • Like Count 36
comment
vec

#dicksonia-antarctica #fern

1w
comment
LyndaClack

Absolutely stunning! I have garden envy right now! 😞😘😘😘😂😂😂😍😍😍👍👍👍

1w
comment
suerichards

Beautiful 😍👏

1w
comment
vec

Thank you @LyndaClack and @suerichards

1w
  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2018
  • Like Count 27
comment
vec

#dicksonia-antarctica #foliagefriday It's been a beautiful day here today and very productive. Tip run done of all the greenhouse boxes and wooden frame for the concrete base. Potted up my tulips 🌷🌷🌷 Lots of cutting back and deadheading and one full green bin. Anyone else find cutting back plants therapeutic or am I odd 😂

1w
comment
jadojado29

Evening Bestie @vec I did get out there this afternoon for a couple of hours & found it very therapeutic as well so we must both be odd 👍🤪 didn’t get as much done as you though 😘

1w
comment
Keely

I find cutting back therapeutic Julie looks so tidy and I feel they can all breath again lol 💚💚

1w
comment
pelly

Stunning 💚💚

1w
comment
vec

Yes @keely I reckon the plants are giving out a huge sigh of relief 😂

1w
comment
vec

Thank you @pelly The blue sky sets it off perfectly

1w
comment
vec

@jadojado29 I thought I was the normal one 😂😂😂

1w
comment
jadojado29

😂😂😂 who told you that Bestie @vec they were lying 😂😂😘

1w
comment
juliesgarden

Oh yes , very satisfying , love a good secateur session 🤣🤣🤣

1w
comment
Cazx

I love it gives me so much satisfaction! I'm with you there! Planning on getting in garden tom. Needs huge clean, not been outside for weeks always something else to do.

1w
  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
  • Like Count 40
comment
vec

#dicksonia-antarctica #foliagefriday

1w
comment
juliesgarden

That’s huge, or were you lying down 🤣🤣

1w
comment
vec

Crouching @juliesgarden 😂

1w
comment
juliesgarden

🤣🤣

1w
  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
  • Like Count 53
comment
vec

From a stump to this beauty 💚💚💚 #whatmakesyouhappy

1w
comment
angiecrazycatlady

That looks very lush 😍

1w
comment
porto

Next on my wish list 😍👌 @vec

1w
comment
davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

Got to be one of the best plants out there. Im constantly watching mine .

1w
comment
janric

Gorgeous tree fern 💚

1w
comment
jadojado29

Morning Julie @vec that’s growing so well, Perfect plant in a perfect garden Love it 💚👌😘

1w
comment
juliesgarden

Wonderful Julie , mine seems to be going out tho instead of up !! 😂

1w
comment
lovemygarden65

Stunning 💚💚💚

1w
comment
ShelleySnyder

So beautiful Julie!!💘😍

1w
comment
Muzz67

Looking very happy !😁

1w
  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
  • Like Count 52
comment
vec

The star of this border 💚💚💚 #dicksonia-antarctica

2w
comment
jadojado29

Certainly is a star Julie @vec right plant in right place Love it 💚😍😘

2w
comment
LyndaClack

One word.....lush 😍😍😍😍😍🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴

2w
comment
ShelleySnyder

Oh my I love your star! Always wanted one but my clime doesn't allow it, 😢 so I'll just have to admire yours!💘😍

2w
comment
pelly

Wow 💚💚

2w
comment
porto

😍👌🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴

2w
  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
  • Like Count 52
comment
vec

Hasn't it grown quickly #dicksonia-antarctica 💚💚💚

2w
comment
valjones-hughes

Superb. What does it need in terms of sunlight?

2w
comment
juliesgarden

Fabulous 😍

2w
comment
vec

@valjones-hughes From what I'm told, the more sun it has the more water you give it. Mine is in sun until 4pm and has at least one full watering can a day. Drench the top and soak the trunk ☺

2w
comment
hayleyaj

Lovely ❤️🌴

2w
comment
vec

@juliesgarden I ummed and ahhed about getting one but it's beautiful and has made it into my top ten favourites 💚

2w
comment
debrascott

I love these . Am I right in thinking the roots are in the trunk ? I have one in a huge pot and want to put in garden . Someone told me they like tomato feed .

2w
comment
juliesgarden

I love mine , but nowhere as big as yours 😍😍

2w
comment
nessas

Love it but why 🤔 does David Dickinson pop in my mind when I read its name 🤷‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

2w
comment
pelly

Wow 💚💚💚

2w
comment
vec

@debrascott yes the roots are in the trunk. Mine is only buried about 10cm into the soil for stability. I've seen lots of different opinions on feeding. Liquid seaweed is recommended but I feed my big plants (bananas and palms) with tomato feed so that's what it will get 😂

2w
comment
vec

Mine is only a 2 foot trunk @juliesgarden I would have loved a bigger one but can't unless I have a lottery win or see a reduced one at the end of the season 😉

2w
  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
  • Like Count 47
comment
vec

Morning all, beautiful day out there so far #dicksonia-antarctica #macro

2w
comment
pelly

Morning Julie, fascinating aren’t they and so photogenic 💚💚

2w
comment
vec

They are @pelly I'm amazed at the growth rate on this. Will post a full shot 💚

2w
comment
valjones-hughes

What a wonderful photo. Love ferns and this is a beauty 🤩

2w
comment
juliesgarden

👌👌😍

2w
comment
vec

Thank you very much @valjones-hughes

2w
comment
katgreen

That's an amazing photo 💚📷

2w
comment
nessas

And again 🤷‍♀️ fabulous macro photo Hun 💚

2w
comment
vec

Thank you @juliesgarden @katgreen and @nessas 💚

2w
comment
lexijane

Afternoon Julie. Great pic 👌🏼👌🏼

2w
comment
jadojado29

Brilliant pic Julie @vec 💚👌👏👏😘

2w
  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
  • Like Count 43
comment
vec

Orangutan tails planted 🤣 @jadojado29 #dicksonia-tree-fern

2w
comment
jadojado29

😂😂 “the Orangutan” will like it there Julie @vec took me a couple of mins to work out whereabouts in your garden this was but got it now 😜😘

2w
comment
vec

I moved a geum to put it there. Wanted to put it just to the right of where it is further back but that would have meant moving one of my favourite plants ... the Indian summer alstroemeria. Will stick a small banana behind that instead @jadojado29

2w
  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
  • Like Count 49
comment
vec

#dicksonia-antarctica frond unfurling 💚

2w
comment
nessas

Fantastic photo Hun looks like my legs in the winter 😆😘

2w
comment
jadojado29

Lexi @lexijane See I told you Julie @vec had got an Orangutan in her Jungle garden that’s his tail to prove it 😂🐒🦍😂 Great pic Julie 👌😘

2w
comment
bandicoot

That's a beauty! @vec

2w
comment
vec

I had a mouthful of coffee when I read that @nessas 😅😅😅😅😅

2w
comment
vec

Orangutan LMAO @jadojado29

2w
comment
vec

Thank you @bandicoot

2w
comment
Keely

Fascinating 👌

2w
comment
flowerseed

Love it had to look twice as I actually thought it was a monkeys tail lol 😂

2w
comment
AlisaJ

Wowy! Never seen anything like it! How cool!

2w
comment
Davidward

Number nine........ so unusual!

2w
  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
  • Like Count 29
comment
vec

I've been treated to "a stump" as Mr vec calls it 😅 #dicksonia-antarctica 🌴

2w
comment
jadojado29

Brilliant Julie @vec you must have been a good girl, how nice of Mr to treat you 👌👍😘

2w
comment
porto

Love your taste Julie 👍🏻😉 @vec

2w
comment
vec

@jadojado29 I've had my eye on one for ages which he was going to buy for me online on payday but to see one in the flesh with fronds ... well I fell in love 😍

2w
comment
vec

Thank you @porto I do love unusual (And expensive) plants 😁

2w
comment
porto

Ditto Julie 😉🌴🌴🌴🌴 @vec

2w
comment
Cazx

What size is your tree fern @vec on the hunt for one of these myself but concerned I may get one that is tiny tiny. Searched online but all different sizes and prices.

2w
comment
vec

Mine is around 3ft. If you're buying online @Cazx go to seagrave nurseries. They are highly recommended on the tropical groups that I'm on and they have 25% off at the moment. https://www.seagravenurseries.co.uk/home/tree-ferns?gclid=CjwKCAjwwuvWBRBZEiwALXqjw2_tNdR9kpxfkmcYJJ8YZOq9jhJnOm3Eypd9rasC3tqS-uxRRrkRJxoCUdkQAvD_BwE

2w
comment
edward

Awesome shopping spree

2w
comment
Cazx

Brill, marvellous thank you so much. Been searching for months but felt really lost with buying a tree fern. This really helps, I shall be making a purchase very soon !! 🌴🌴 @vec

2w
comment
flowerseed

Wow how lucky you are for me vec to treat you plus it looks amazing

2w