@emch apparently these are very bitter, seedy and most unpleasant to eat. I only grow them for the tropical look. First time in 5 years that any of my clumps have flowered. It’s #monocarpic so this stem will die after flowering/fruiting
😱😱 Oh Julie @vec I have a pic of that looking lovely, agree with you about the weather it’s soul destroying for the plants 🤬 I take it it will recover & grow more leaves? It was so awful this morning I didn’t bother coming to your manor stayed in Braintree & did shopping just didn’t want to be out in it. Sending you a big hug 🤗😘
Yes it was completely rotten Julie , the cold winds and the ice we had was just too much I think , went on for weeks and it’s very salty air here , only about 5 mins from seafront . Never mind I’ll try again 👍
Wow!!! It looks so tropics (jungle like- in a good sense). Are these not called Cavendish? Musa is supposed to be from Sikkim/Darjeeling area -quite cold region. The British during the British Raj time used to move to Darjeeling and other northern regions during hot summers as the temps go over 104 in lower regions.
Maybe try just one for now? Are you bringing it in for winter or leaving it out all wrapped up? If digging it up, that might be the best time to remove the babies? If I lived nearer I'd be offering to adopt one! 😁🍌
Cheers Julie. Not quite a surgical operation, but a very sharp knife slicing carefully down the side of the mother plant's stem, to detach an offset with at least a little bit of root should do the trick.👍
Do you use the leaves in cooking? It is has antibiotic properties and gives off a divine aroma in Fish, Rice, etc. wrap fish in it and steam. In India on auspicious occasions food is served on banana leaves instead of plates. It adds nice aroma and works as a natural protector/ antimicrobial.
😂 put it this way Julie @vec don't think I would ask you to put my arm in a sling 😂 joking aside who cares what it looks like if it does the job this wind is awful just watching my Wisteria at the front getting battered but it is up against the porch so should be ok fingers,crossed 😘
@sieveheadsarah I bought them years ago from a local eBay seller who was selling the bird bath I have now. I've no idea where they came from originally sorry. Think I've got 8 of them scattered around the garden for support for climbers ☺
@jadojado29 that leaf is snapped unfortunately. Don't you just love our weather 😬 off to find some canes and fleece. I've got another 3 bananas but they are in more sheltered position and not as tall as this one. I'm sure in a few weeks I'll have lots of leaves sprouted ☺
All wrapped up ☺ Cut off the leaves and a bit of extra stem Stapled a big piece of fleece together to make a tube shape, stuffed with lots of straw. Covered it with thin waterproof canvas type stuff (actually it is a bike cover from poundland for £1 ) so the top doesn't rot and voila hopefully a preserved banana for next year ☺
Good morning Julie @vec I love your banana plant it's very impressive. At least we had the rain here but I don't think there was much thunder I heard a grumble but that was in the distance don't think it reached here. Hope you have a lovely Friday and if working manage to stay dry ☔️😘
Morning and thank you @rachelbrooks @Keely @katgreen @jadojado29 and @wesleybrian This is my first year of having a banana Kat but I will be leaving it in the ground wrapped up well. Suzie, if we had any thunder, I slept right through. It was just a bit damp outside when I woke up ☺