They won't do much for the first year until they get their roots spread out in the ground, I wrapped a bit of fleece around it and put a plastic cloche over the top for the beast of the east and its grown well from then on. They won't do well in a pot and will more than likely die off in winter if left in one outside @angiecrazycatlady
What about if we pot it up now (garden hasn't been landscaped yet) then put the pot in the shed or house over winter then plant it in the ground next spring. She bought a banana that's supposed to be hardy but was wondering if we should do the same with that whilst it's young 😊
They'll need to be completely frost free if in pots. I lost my first t-rex in a pot over winter in the shed. Even a root hardy musa basjoo will struggle if the pot freezes. They'll be fine indoors as long as they're away from a direct heat source @angiecrazycatlady
Don't buy one and leave it in a pot over winter @daisy-jane They are not hardy in a pot (speaking from experience 😉) I put in two last year probably around this time of year and I put a plastic bell cloche over it to get it through the beast.... It did the trick 🙂
I have one of these too but mines more of a silver green, it’s in part shade, are they more green in the sun? Or am I not feeding it right?! I only put it in at the beginning of the year and it’s got new shoots ....
@dan5584 It won't do alot this year now as the roots need to settle but next year you will be rewarded with some big leaves. They are root hardy in the ground but not in a pot so get it in the ground asap. Allegedly if you accidently sever a root whilst planting around it, you may get pups 😉 @Leroybe has a badboy t-rex 😂😂😂
I've been creating lots of space today @jeatacake Lots of plants have been given the chop. Ive been quite ruthless 😮 but my garden looks a bit bare in places now. Mostly perennials that have gone over. Discovered a few plants that were hidden and a few weeds 🙄
I haven't started digging anything up yet. There's a job for a whole free weekend 😂 Weather permitting, the new path is going in next weekend. Got all the materials ready and waiting. Can't wait to get those stepping stone paving slabs out of the middle of my grass ☺ @jeatacake
Just got to keep any eye on the weather now. If frost is forecast at short notice, the best I can do is get all the tender plants in pots into the greenhouse. I take it that you're not too struck on stepping stones in the lawn! 😁
I didnt even know they were there until after I'd moved in and started clearing the garden and they have sunk alot. I'm going to reuse them in a little patio in front of the summer house. The path will be shingle and stepping stones but it will curve around the new border rather than in the middle of the lawn and they'll be closer together so I don't have to take large steps and it will mean I can widen the original border without it looking like I have no grass 😂 @jeatacake
Now I've cleared alot of the borders of plants that have gone over, I can see more of the jungly plants that will hopefully start to take over #tetrapanax Have bought some tropical babies to add to the mix for next year. Colocasia pink china and an Ethiopian banana ☺
I'm quite disappointed with the lack of growth on these. I've got two and they're not growing. I was expecting a couple of foot in growth already. Maybe they don't like my conditions #tetrapanax #advice
I'm hoping to have it hiding the side of the summer house so hope it does grow big @janric @juliesgarden and @sabbanrula I'm planning to have lots of my more tender plants that side of the garden protected from the north wind. I've lost a few plants over winter that I've had for years and can only think that a cold northerly wind has got them. It's all trial and error this gardening lark eh ?
That's definitely true Julie 😇 ours is eastern wind and it is devastating to most plants so I have to choose them well for the front garden but the back garden is more hidden and cool so I put the delicates there 😁🌱