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I have a new tree fern that i would like to plant in the top of a dead one (was told that Inverewe Gardens at Ullapool had done this. Any advice as to how i might achieve this without too much trauma to the plant.

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I would imagine that the only way to do this is to hollow out the dead plant and put the new one in a pot inside the dead 1, plants usually need their roots in soil, some plants live on other plants but I don,t think tree fern is 1 of them. derekm

2 Aug, 2011


The lower parts of tree fern trunks are usually masses of roots from the upper parts anyway, with little or no actual wood. You may have to put on a cardboard collar tohold the soil of the new one, but eventually, the roots of the live fern will become so entangled with the dead one, the join will be inconspicuous.

2 Aug, 2011

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