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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, peonies, philadelphus...

Musella lasiocarpa syn. Ensete lasiocarpum, Musa lasiocarpa,

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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awomanonabike

This is the last photo of my musella flower - as it has just dropped off 😢 It first started to flower on 5th August last year! 😲 (Today is 17th July)

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thehardygardener

Amazing, which bit can you eat?

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awomanonabike

Sadly none of it looks very appetising and the bananas are teeny @thehardygardener

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thehardygardener

Aw all that flowering, gosh, tiny bananas, cute

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awomanonabike

Very 😊😊 @thehardygardener

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rachelbrooks

Aww 😔 that means it does now doesn't it? 🤔

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awomanonabike

Yes it does die but it has had lots of babies (offshoots), so all good 😊 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Oh that's not so bad then! 👍🏼 how long will they take to get to the size of your current one?

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awomanonabike

I don't know if anyone remembers this from last summer...but it's still at it. It has continued to open a little bit more all over winter. I have no idea what happens next... 🍌

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pelly

How exciting Jacqueline, keep posting 😍😍😍

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hayleyaj

Wow! Amazing aren't they?! How old is this #banana ?

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awomanonabike

Really amazing Hayley. I think we've had it about 10 years maybe?! It's had lots of babies (offshoots) but this is the first time it has done this @hayleyaj

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hayleyaj

So great you've kept it for so long, I have 2 now. A newbie to banana! 👏👏👏

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awomanonabike

Oh lovely. I hope they behave for you 🍌😊🍌 @hayleyaj

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hayleyaj

One is a hardy (??!) the other isn't both doing ok so far🤞🏼🤞🏼

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gjones

The suspense builds- is the yellow topper the flower?

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awomanonabike

@gjones The whole thing seems to be the flower. Every so often it just opens some petals so reveal more underneath 😊😊

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2017
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awomanonabike

My banana flower seems to be in suspended animation. I wonder what will happen to it once it warms up 🍌

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awomanonabike

It's been like this since September...

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gjones

That's an impressive flower. Giving you lots of time to enjoy it!!

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daisy-jane

That is one funky looking flower Jacqueline never seen one before brilliant 😊😁😘👍

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awomanonabike

It is impressive isn't it Glyn & Katy, but kind of wish it would keep opening @gjones

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awomanonabike

Funky is definitely the word Jane! @daisy-jane

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susieg

Fabulous 🤗

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awomanonabike

Isn't it?! Weird but fabulous! @susieg

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rachelbrooks

Wow! That's awesome!

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brightcolours

Impressive!

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brightcolours

#goldenlotusbanana #musella #musellalasiocarpa #yellow

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porto

#thebananagang 🍌😏

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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awomanonabike

Am I sad taking so many photographs of this plant? This is so exciting...

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gailybob

Now I love this where did you get it from @awomanonabike? I think I want one or three😀😀 @jeanette1967 what do you think will it go with the rest?

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jeanette1967

Oh I think so @gailybob, beautiful banana plant @awomanonabike, another to add to the evergrowing "must have " list 😀

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awomanonabike

Thank you @gailybob and @jeanette1967 I'm afraid I don't know where we got it from, possibly RHS Tatton, but it has had lots of babies so if you're ever passing Kendal I'd be happy to donate one to a good home :-)

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wesleybrian

@tn89uk @dibbs 😍😍😍😍😍

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gailybob

@awomanonabike Kendal, really I'm down the road a bit at Askam lol.😀😀

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awomanonabike

Are you in Askam-in-Furness @gailybob ?

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gailybob

Yup that's me @womanonabike 😀

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awomanonabike

Fantastic @gailybob . Well, there is a musella with your name on it! Let me know when you are next passing (I'm about 2 miles north of Kendal near the A6 & Morrisons) 😀

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gailybob

Whey brilliant thank you so much @awomanonabike 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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awomanonabike

Hi @gailybob I'm going to need to bring these in soon. Would you still like one? If so email me on jacq.payne @ btinternet.com

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gailybob

Oo yes please and I'm coming to Kendal Thursday evening would thst be ok to call in?

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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awomanonabike

... and then there were six

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wesleybrian

Beautiful 😍

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awomanonabike

I can't wait to see what happens next...

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brightcolours

#goldenlotusbanana #musella #musellalasiocarpa

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awomanonabike

Update: now looks like a pursed lipped mother protecting her twins 😊

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awomanonabike

I am very excited! Came home from a fortnight away to find what I think may be a flower bud on my banana, though fear the Cumbrian summer will not be long enough to find out. Updates to follow...

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Hellebore

How exciting. Do you have a greenhouse or conservatory to bring it into if the weather is grotty n cold?

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awomanonabike

It lives in our cool living room all winter so can bring it in there but it isn't as bright as a conservatory. I have a greenhouse too so might put it in there, but where it is it is pretty sheltered. Fingers crossed for an Indian summer!

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wesleybrian

I'm still waiting for mine to flower I think it'll be next year now but I can't wait!

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awomanonabike

If it manages it, it will be the first time ever! I will post progress photos...

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brightcolours

#goldenlotusbanana #musella #musellalasiocarpa

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