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By Rogger

Norfolk, United Kingdom Gb

Hi. I am back again after a long break, sorry about that. My Australian tree fern seems to have survived the winter, after wrapping it in several layers of hay and fleece, taped up afterwards. However it now has just two fronds, both about 3 inches long, see the picture. It still looks ill to me, wonder what others think? Should I have lots of fronds about 3ft long by now? You can also
see a side shoot on it.




Welcome back Rogger. As long as your tree fern is still alive and has new growth there is an excellent chance it will grow back. After the severe winter and cold conditions this spring, everything is set back. Just leave your fern and I am sure by mid summer it will be growing away again. You did the right thing in the way you protected it and fortunate that it made it through the winter; many more people have lost theirs!

27 May, 2012


I had one in a pot, i took it under cover for the winter. Gave it all the tlc it needed and was ever so pleased to new fronds.........................
They turned out to be the common Dryopteris which had found a lovely home to set seed in the crown. Fingers crossed that your's is still alive.

28 May, 2012

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