Guide to Growing Tree Ferns

Written by David Howlett

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How to plant tree ferns

Tree ferns don’t need a rich or deep soil. They will survive happily even in very poor or stony soil. Ideally a slightly acid soil (adding ericaceous compost will help) is preferable and a light dressing with blood and bone meal will giverepparttar plants plenty of food to start them off. If you’ve purchased a smaller plant just dig a hole big enough forrepparttar 113421 root ball.

Tree fern trunks will need a hole slightly bigger thanrepparttar 113422 trunk and 4 to 6 inches deep depending onrepparttar 113423 length ofrepparttar 113424 trunk. Plant them and firm them in but make sure they are upright thenrepparttar 113425 weight ofrepparttar 113426 trunk will keep it stable. After a few weeks it will make its own roots to secure itself.

Feedingrepparttar 113427 plant

The tree fern will need feeding from time to time. If you have planted it in repparttar 113428 shade under a canopy of larger tree your tree fern will extract some nutrients fromrepparttar 113429 decaying leaf-fall. They will still need some extra feed and one of repparttar 113430 best around is one called Maxi Crop. Maxi Crop is made from seaweed; it is easily available and contains a good range of nutrients and minerals. Follow repparttar 113431 manufactures instructions forrepparttar 113432 dilution and feed well at least every two months.

Survivingrepparttar 113433 winter

Generally Cyathea and Dicksonia arerepparttar 113434 hardiest ofrepparttar 113435 most commonly available tree ferns. They are naturally evergreen and should survive quite happily through a normal winter. Beforerepparttar 113436 worst ofrepparttar 113437 winter starts you will need to place a wedge of straw downrepparttar 113438 centre ofrepparttar 113439 plant (whererepparttar 113440 fronds grow from) to keeprepparttar 113441 worst ofrepparttar 113442 frost out.

David Howlett is an independent web consultant based in the UK. David helps clients get more qualified visitors and then convert them into action.

10 Tips for Successful Rose Planting

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

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6. Four weeks after planting, you should start soakingrepparttar bed every 2 weeks or so. You should do this inrepparttar 113420 morning forrepparttar 113421 best results.

7. Begin fertilization approximately 3 months after planting. Use 3-6 inches of mulch to controlrepparttar 113422 moisture, temperature, and to stops weeds from coming up. Mulch also helps to lock inrepparttar 113423 vital nutrients your roses need in order to remain healthy.

8. Planting inrepparttar 113424 Spring isrepparttar 113425 best.

9. You want to plant your roses in an area that is well circulated with air. Your roses will not grow in an enclosed or tight area.

10. Dig a hole that is two times bigger thanrepparttar 113426 amount of space that your roses take up. It makes it easier to plant them and creates a spaced area for them to grow with freedom. Poor circulation for your roses can cause fungal diseases. Using a larger hole also makes it easier for you to pull them up later and pot them if you’d like.

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