Thank you 😊 Panic over! Think I’m fixated on temperature due to deciding when to start the dry storing process for my ensete! Fortunately no ground frost. Ensete okay too. Looks like we’re in for temperatures above 5 degrees for the next week, so that’s good! 😅 @pelly @richard.spicer.7906 @juliesgarden @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom
If it’s any consolation, my Ensete is still outside even after this week and looks fine too, although may be hating me after the last couple of cold nights 😂 - should be ok for alright for a couple of weeks now it’s warmed a little.
Thanks Richard. As you can probably tell, this will be my first year seriously endeavouring to overwinter my Ensete. I did manage to over winter the “little stick” last year in my coldframe (surprisingly) not really knowing much about it. Now it’s grown to a decent size with a girth of over 60cm I’ve become seriously emotionally attached to it! 😂 @richard.spicer.7906
No probs! I’ve had mine about 6 years now I think, it’s huge this year. I dry store it too, it lives in a pot, I then hack all the leaves off leaving just the trunk, and then move the pot to the garage where it stays in complete darkness till March/April time. I haven’t tried the shed before as I’m not sure it would be as insulated as the garage, but def wouldn’t keep it in coldframe or glasshouse as too risky.
Morning Deborah 👋 Thanks for checking in. It’s been a tough three months having lost 3 family members and a very close friend. That said, I’m looking forward to when things start to pick up in the garden....it always brightens the day! 🌱 🪴 🌸 😊 Happy birthday Deborah....hope you have a wonderful day! 🎂 🥳 xx @DeborahBanks
Thank you so much for your very kind comments, it’s lovely to be back on GT. I hope you are all keeping well and I look forward to watching your beautiful gardens spring into life this year 😘 x 🌱🌸🍃🌼🌷@hebelover @pelly @jacaranda @lilybee @debs69 @DeborahBanks
I bought this when out with my Nan over 28 years ago Jane. I grew it in a pot for quite a while but it didn’t do very well. Since it was planted in the border it has really thrived and is quite a size now 😊 @pelly