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How to plant a tree fern


Follow Monty and Joe's simple step-by-step video advice to planting up the tree fern, Dicksonia antarctica.

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short 25/01/2015 at 16:59

Can I save my tree fern? We didn't protect it from frost last year and it looks like it's died. It wasn't very big when we bought it only about 2ft

Dave Morgan 25/01/2015 at 18:56

The recommended method is to tie up the leaves and then wrap it with fleece and sacking. It depends on how harsh any frost you may have had has been.


nutcutlet 25/01/2015 at 18:59

I wonder how many of these plants have been ripped out of their native habitat to die in UK gardens

meadowland2 25/01/2015 at 19:36

I would wait until it warms up and see if there is any green life..sometimes they look dead but may not necessarily the meantime fleece it up.with an infill of compost around it....end of this week the temps are going to be even lower.

short 05/02/2015 at 12:36

Thank you for all your comments. Much appreciated, will let you know how it goes x


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