Hasn't the weather been horrible so cold for the time of year. Never seen it this cold this time of year. You'll still get a beautiful display from it just a little later than usual 😁 I've a banana plant that's got so big I had to take it out of the house because any bigger I wouldn't be able to get it out without damaging it so it's in the shed with a south facing window but it's not liking it out there, looking very sad for itself. I'm sure it'll be OK 🤞🤞
@alan1111 it really has been awful 😞 not much can be done out there in weather like this either 😐 are you due a heatwave soon like we supposedly are? Will make your banana tree and us humans much happier 😛☀️
Yeah, rhodos get big really quickly. Mine is a dwarf rhododendron but I still prune it back by a third each year to keep it in check. The good thing is that you can cut rhodos all the way back and they will still come back. 👍
You were lucky. No damage here. I was worried about my little greenhouse but all was fine. I had so many disasters with them in the passed. This time I built a frame around it putting fixings to a wall and concrete floor plus using cable ties to strengthen the frame. All I have to do loosen four screws and the whole thing slides out. So glad I did 😀
My poor rhody, I just can't seem to find it's happy spot. 😕 I'll move it, it'll get a few new leaves, then just sit there, move it again, new leaves, sit there. I'm hoping it's newest spot will work. It'll get good mid morning to early afternoon sun then bright shadow the rest of the day.
My rhodo didn't do much this year but noticed new leaf stems a couple of weeks ago. The flowerbuds are there too but barely visible. Perhaps it's still to early for them to do anything yet. @lesliecole49
Oh damn dumb ass me! @jeatacake I'm thinking... well yes I have acid soil.. then it hits me, it's in a pot! You put it in potting soil dummy! I have used acid type fertilizer but not very regularly. 🤔 gee, you think that will help?! (Said rhetorically) thanks for the reminder Jeff @kez001uk
@jeatacake gotta keep you all coming back for more 😉😂 it’s frustrating because some photos just need to be added for our own reference and not necessarily for everyone to suffer through 😂 and putting up too many means you miss notifications. It’s a delicate balance this gt lark!
I have the same problem, and recently asked GT to consider giving us functionality to add photos without posting to our main feed. I’d upload far more progress photos! @kez001uk @jeatacake I tried to drip feed them but I now have far too many plants to do that and more so often they just get forgotten 😕 - I’d even be willing to pay for that as a premium function
@gjones it flowered earlier in the summer but immediately these new buds started forming. I didn’t realise but they are like camellias and bud up early for the next year from what @jeatacake said 😁 was hoping for more flowers this year 😂
@gjones what about protective covers? https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwi8zdLc6-PcAhWLWoYKHf4HCFAYABABGgJ2dQ&ae=1&sig=AOD64_1By0pPuA8DnWp2kOEXpQm5SiWg9g&ctype=5&q=&ved=0ahUKEwiPy8vc6-PcAhWCwVkKHRsqBBoQwg8IJg&adurl=https://www.amazon.com/Agfabric-Plant-Cover-Worth-Blanket/dp/B01915EIXY/ref%3Dasc_df_B01915EIXY/%3Ftag%3Dhyprod-20%26linkCode%3Ddf0%26hvadid%3D216531753338%26hvpos%3D1o1%26hvnetw%3Dg%26hvrand%3D2098955051318709347%26hvpone%3D%26hvptwo%3D%26hvqmt%3D%26hvdev%3Dm%26hvdvcmdl%3D%26