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jacaranda

Our creative adventure began in 1999, a new house and a bare plot. In 2012 we opened for the NGS. https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/26064/

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

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2019
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jacaranda

I don’t have many #exotics in my garden but this one is the biggest and the best! #ensete #musa #tropical #banana #containergarden #mygardentoday 03/09/2019

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BillWatson

What a lovely plant

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suerichards

Wow that’s gorgeous 💚

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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jacaranda

Advice please @richard.spicer.7906 @vec This is my plant, bought last year. It’s been in the greenhouse all winter and it’s now putting on new growth. Should I cut the left hand leaf off? How often should I feed it and with what? Thank you 😘😘 #ensete #containergarden #exotic

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vec

No don't cut it off til you get at least one more leaf open. Those new leaves will probably burn when it's first outside as it adjusts to the light levels. It needs as much leaf as possible to photosynthesise. It's greedy, they like lots of water, horse manure, tomato food, chicken pellets, grow more etc etc think you get the picture 😂 Bananas are greedy and thirsty

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vec

Ps it will grow much bigger in the ground

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jacaranda

Thanks Julie. I don’t have anywhere in the garden to plant it so I’ll leave it in the pot. At least then I can move it around. 👍😘 @vec

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richard.spicer.7906

Some sound advice already there from Julie, I think we just got to keep feeding them Barbara 🤣

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
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jacaranda

I suppose I’ll have to cut this back now, but do I chop it right down or just trim back the dead leaves? Advice please @vec @porto @richard.spicer.7906 #ensete #plantadvice

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vec

Trim back the dead leaves. When it first goes back outside the first set of new leaves will get damaged by the sun. Don't worry it will just be adjusting to the sun and light levels

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jacaranda

Thanks Julie. It was lovely last year so I really want to look after it! 😍👍😘 @vec

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suerichards

Great advice @vec 👍😍

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richard.spicer.7906

Sounds like the best advice above from Julie 👍🏼 - gonna bring mine out of the darkness this week and pop it in the polytunnel for a few weeks. It’s looking great having spent winter in the garage.

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vec

@richard.spicer.7906 mine have done well in pots in the greenhouse and are still slowly growing. I've managed to lose my Cavendish banana though as it was sitting at the back of the greenhouse in a tray that had water in it.... Good job they are cheap to replace 😏

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richard.spicer.7906

Oh no, that’s a shame 😕 and yes good job they are not to pricey! I think I picked up my ensete at GW live last year at a reasonable price @vec

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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jacaranda

#banana safely in the greenhouse for now. One or two leaves are looking a bit tatty and I’d happily cut those back but the rest are still so vibrant! #ensete #foliagefriday #mygardentoday 26/10/2018

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porto

🙌🏻👌🏻😉

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porto

#thebananagang 👌🏻

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jacaranda

I’ve gone tropical! I’ve never been interested in #exotics but I was given a canna earlier this year and now I’m hooked! #ensete #abyssinianbanana #redandgreen #containergarden #mygardentoday 25/08/2018

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vec

Oh dear .... it's a downward spiral 😂😂😂

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vec

Seriously though it's becoming more mainstream and more accessible to people and I think that's fab 😍

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vec

I'd better tag you before @porto does 😃 #thebananagang

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jacaranda

I didn’t know there was a banana gang, Julie! I’m honoured to be part of it 😂😂 @vec

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suerichards

It looks lush 😍👏

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