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angipangi

106 year old Edwardian cottage garden with a 106 year old house attached which is equally challenging. Some days I feel like I'm the same age.

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2016
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angipangi

#Banana Plant got from Lidl £1.99 Was last one so no label or instructions. Grew banana 🍌plant a few years ago but killed it by forgetting to take it in for winter. Must do better this time. Yes we will have bananas?????🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌

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fuschia

Wow bargain 😉😉

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vec

Ooh how many gt'ers are now going to flood lidl's 😀

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londongardener

Mine is planted in the ground, I just chop of the leaves and a good bit of stem in Autumn and wrap the whole plant in fleece @angipangi

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angipangi

Thanks @londongardener for advice. You're obviously in London but I'm way up in the North East of Scotland. I think from memory I had the plant for two years. Kept in pot for 1st year but put in garden 2nd year & that was the downfall. I would be a bit wary of it just being wrapped in fleece with our temps. I have a big greenhouse so I will just have to remember to take it in. Do you get bananas off your plant and how old is it?

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brightcolours

#bargain #advice #advice_banana 🍌 @drnicko

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brightcolours

#overwinter

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drnicko

@angipangi mo I'm afraid to disappoint you but although you've purchased a dwarf cavendish, which do produce produce edible fruits, you will need to get the plant to at least 2 metres before it will fruit. Also needs excellent conditions year round, no fleece or chopping of growth etc, so you'll need tall greenhouse or conservatory in time and possibly extra light overwinter as you live up north with short days. Sorry to give you bad news!! 😫😫

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brightcolours

#cavendish #greenhouse

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angipangi

@drnicko Well that'll be a no then! I don't feel so bad now having neglected the last one. It's not in my nature to kill any living specie so I will see how it goes. I will probably try growing it in the house for as long as possible. I do have 9 ft high ceilings. There are some advantages to having an old house. Thanks for advice. Should be an interesting even if a challenging plant.

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drnicko

@angipangi mo keep it outside in summer as will put on some good growth, musa like lots of water and fertiliser (I give small amount every watering), just grow inside during winter and lower the feeding and watering, just keep soil moist. I'm hopefully taking some Thai edible breeds soon, so will keep you updated on how they grow!! I'm also tracking down some rare extremely dwarf edibles, so might be able to sell you one in future, they fruit at 150cm!! 🌴🌴😎😎

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angipangi

Thanks @drnicko Took a screen grab 👍🏻😂😂of your instructions. It's a handy facility to have. Will follow to my best ability. Look forward to further updates. Might be an interesting winter jostling with a banana plant inhouse🍌🍌🌴.

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