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hayleyaj

Always loved to potter in the garden but only really in the last couple of years, have I embraced it by redesigning our space and growing from seed

Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' syn. Ensete ventricosum 'Rubrum', Ensete 'Maurelii', Musa 'Santa Morelli'

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hayleyaj

Narna! 🍌

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juliesgarden

Large Narna 😲😂

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hayleyaj

Getting bigger everyday Jules! 😁 @juliesgarden

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angiecrazycatlady

Beautiful 😍

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hayleyaj

Wonderful this year 🍌 #foliagefriday

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hayleyaj

It was painful to do it, as still looked amazing but had to give her the chop and now in the greenhouse 😥🍌

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high

Awwww.

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vec

Oh no. Why so early ?

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hayleyaj

Because temps have dropped here at night to 8 degrees some. Ights now and they need min of 14 or they'll turn to mush. @vec

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vec

No that's not right Hayley. Minimum growing temp of 5° They'll only turn to mush if they freeze. They can take down to 1 or 2 degrees

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Keely

😥😥😥😥 night night 😟

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hayleyaj

I lost one a few years ago due to night temps and so decided I'm not taking the risk with this one, as it's grown so well the last 2 years ☺️ @vec

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high

I agree. I brought my young bananas in before frost. Just not worth loosing it. Even a chilly night will halt growth on any plant. I don't want any tropicals going dormant. Focusing on root growth for triple the sizes next year.

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richard.spicer.7906

Finally doing mine today! I think this weekend is getting cold. How is yours doing at the moment Hayley?

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hayleyaj

It's throwing out new leaves! @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

Sounds like it just wants to grow and grow! Oh dear, maybe it will slow down again now it’s even colder

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hayleyaj

It put on over a foot last winter Richard!! 😂 @richard.spicer.7906

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hayleyaj

Now the night time temps are dropping to below 15 degrees, it's time to bring this beauty in. I'll feel guilty giving her the chop so she can overwinter in the greenhouse, but rather that than lose it 🍌☺️

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Keely

😟 awe hate saying goodnight to plants 😟

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ShelleySnyder

Chop chop 😁💘😍

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hayleyaj

I know Keely, but the leaf colour tells me it's time too. In a week changed from deep red to green tinged. So time for beddy byes! 😂 @Keely

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Keely

I dug my cannas and sage out today myself cannas potted up and sage now in bedroom it's nippy on a night here I'm back under quilt instead of throw 😥

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hayleyaj

I'm leaving my Canna in this year and mulching. I've taken loads of cuttings from my new sages, Amistad and Black n Blue which I'll overwinter in coldframe. Just in case the parents don't make it. My Other nana is also planted out and staying put this year, but fleecing etc. So we will see 👊🏼 @Keely

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Keely

My sage aka lantana wouldn't survive even in Summerhouse it's far too cold, but cannas are ok usually. My black n blue all came back Hun just mulched them and they are in a pretty wet spot near hedge take a bit of getting going in late Spring but been fab again this year lost the love n wishes one though so cuttings are good idea, I've not done any this year as hoping as they are in there 4th year now should be ok as quite established now 👍😁

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hayleyaj

My Lantana are in pots, so i have potted into smaller pots, cut them down and hope to save for the second year. You know they are the Verbena family? @Keely

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davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

Do you leave the leaves on hayley, ive had a few yellow ones on mine which ive removed, not sure on how to over winter them though 🤔 i wanted them in the living room, but my wifes having none of it 😂

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hayleyaj

No Dave I cut them off. But it produce more while in the greenhouse. I wouldn't have room for anything else if I didn't! 😂 @davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

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Keely

@hayleyaj I didn't know Hun I will cut mine down mine is the trailing type and hasn't grown much anyway not sure it will survive but one can try I have taken cutting too 😄

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hayleyaj

Finger crossed 🤞🏼@Keely

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hayleyaj

Another lush new leaf on my narna 🍌🍌

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hayleyaj

She keeps getting better and better ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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lovemygarden65

Fabulous 😍

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Keely

Wow she's grown wings 😍😍😍

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ukjohnny

...super colours in the leaves...

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hayleyaj

It amazing John and the leaves last such a long time unlike the Musa Banjoo 😍 @ukjohnny

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ukjohnny

..it's a super centrepiece.. really like it

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hayleyaj

Thanks John. If it puts out any runners with babies I'll be sure to earmark one for you 😄 @ukjohnny

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ukjohnny

..that would be brilliant Hayley.. thank you :-)

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hayleyaj

Top of the the list of she does John! The Musa Banjoo has 2! 😄 @ukjohnny

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fuschia

Wow amazing foliage ❤❤❤

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titchyfra

She's gorgeous 👏😍

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bpetty55

I saw one of these for the first time recently, and thought it was too cool

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hayleyaj

Sorry! Had to post again as I'm in love with this #banana it's constantly growing before your eyes and soooooo very gorgeous with its leaf colour #sorrynotsorry 😂😂😂

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tucksjersey

Stunning and I don't blame you, I would be in love with it too! I think most of us have a soft spot for something in our gardens which get a bit more airtime than others! 👌

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columbiariver

Its fantastic to see! Gorgeous big thing and well loved 😍

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ShelleySnyder

@hayleyaj you can never post too much of anything on this app!! After all isn't that what it's all about!!?💘😍

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jeatacake

It's a beaut & such a great colour 😍👍

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clipperty

Keep postin (no g) (hope you listen to Steve Wright or you'll think I'm a numpty) 😆 xx

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hayleyaj

I do indeed Claudia! 😄😄 @clipperty

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Keely

Wow 😍

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richard.spicer.7906

And I can see why - it looks fantastic 👌🏼

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hayleyaj

Adore the colouring on this banana 🍌❤️❤️❤️

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kimmy01

Lovely 💚💚💚💚

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mrsburns

Wow. Bet the leaves are huge??

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hayleyaj

This is a baby, but big already, next year I'm hoping so!! 😊 @mrsburns

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lexijane

Me too. That's lovely 😊

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