After the coldest winter ever recorded, then the warm couple of weeks, followed by more cold I was most concerned about my tree ferns. Now April has been the hottest and driest on record, with only 10 % of the average rainfall in the south! April is usually a showery month here and everything grows. The tree ferns in this dry season are not that happy, and it means watering them a lot. Plus watching the weather as having clear skies, the night time temperatures have been cold to frost on some nights! However they have come back and on one of the little tree ferns has three small new fronds just starting to come out!
Here are some close ups of some on the big one.
Name: Jamie R Zone 5, WI save the rainforest & habitat
Still responding to http://cubits.org/Neil/thread/view_post/642683/ on the last thread. Neil: you said, "I thought Japanese knotweed but Lees plant has a heart shape to the leaves, which Japanese knotweed does not."...but for you and Lee too, mine DOES. Here is a picture of my newer shoots. It seems as the plants get older the leaves become less distinct of the heart-shaped form.
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