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Re: overwintering Ensette outdoors

Post by Nathan » Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:25 pm

simon wrote: Nathan, did you top it off with a notted hanky?
No, but the parasol did go up over it too when it snowed...
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Re: overwintering Ensette outdoors

Post by eyefi » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:26 pm

sorry i posted the wrong link before. what i was on about may make more sense :)
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Re: overwintering Ensette outdoors

Post by bobbyd44 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:43 pm

yes much clearer def worth taking in rather than risk outside a nice clean saw required for the straight cut accros the middle though as mine is allready really thick!
nice one, cheers,ta!!
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Re: overwintering Ensette outdoors

Post by derrick » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:05 pm

Not sure on my maurelii put them in my unheated conserv .Or i have a box made from insulated pallets with corrugated roof .The weather not bad yet .


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Re: overwintering Ensette outdoors

Post by Cathy » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:23 pm

jezza wrote:I don't have a garage so mine is in my dining room :roll: :lol:

We dont have a garage - or a dining room! ...some of you peeps are SoOh posh! :lol:
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Re: overwintering Ensette outdoors

Post by Cathy » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:26 pm

eyefi wrote:sorry i posted the wrong link before. what i was on about may make more sense :)
http://translate.googleusercontent.com/ ... kmNtLrbqxw

Mmmm... this link is a lot more Yukky, (looked for yukky icon) liked the first one better! :D


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Re: overwintering Ensette outdoors

Post by Cathy » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:27 pm

bobbyd44 wrote:yes much clearer def worth taking in rather than risk outside a nice clean saw required for the straight cut accros the middle though as mine is allready really thick!
Try a (not your best) serrated bread knife, works a treat for Musas as well!


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Re: overwintering Ensette outdoors

Post by redsquirrel » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:15 pm

imagine the mess you could make with a chain saw :lol:
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Re: overwintering Ensette outdoors

Post by jezza » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:39 pm

Cathy wrote:
jezza wrote:I don't have a garage so mine is in my dining room :roll: :lol:

We dont have a garage - or a dining room! ...some of you peeps are SoOh posh! :lol:
I have a dining room as my kitchen is now part of the extention :lol: :lol:


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Re: overwintering Ensette outdoors

Post by DaveP » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:33 am

I don't know whether anyone else has noticed this, but 'Maurelii' and 'Montbelliardii' (esp. ''Montbeliardii'') appear to be considerably hardier than the ordinary green species. I've never lost either of the coloured forms outside over winter, but find the green form very prone to rotting away in early spring no matter what measures I take.
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Re: overwintering Ensette outdoors

Post by bobbyd44 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:06 am

cheers will try that cathy!!
nice one, cheers,ta!!
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Re: overwintering Ensette outdoors

Post by lucienc » Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:19 am

DaveP wrote:I don't know whether anyone else has noticed this, but 'Maurelii' and 'Montbelliardii' (esp. ''Montbeliardii'') appear to be considerably hardier than the ordinary green species. I've never lost either of the coloured forms outside over winter, but find the green form very prone to rotting away in early spring no matter what measures I take.
I'd agree, have lost plain green's in the greenhouse whilst a tiny tandarra red (and all the normal maurelli) survive in there no worries. Also lost a Hiniba in the greenhouse last winter.


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Re: overwintering Ensette outdoors

Post by Nick » Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:19 pm

I don't have one, nor do I have the space to deal with it in winter, but what an interesting read all the same, well done boys and girls, I am proud of you all :lol: :lol:

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Re: overwintering Ensette outdoors

Post by plan b » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:36 pm

I dont fancy leaving mine out this winter, so ive got a few choices my small greenhouse, mums unheated conservatory, or the left field suggestion of keeping it in my vw camper over the worst of the winter, or i could even chop it all back and try it unpotted in the shed. :? :?
Which ever way im determined to get it through as i have been so impressed with this musa so far. :happy:

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Re: overwintering Ensette outdoors

Post by DaveP » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:17 pm

lucienc wrote: I'd agree, have lost plain green's in the greenhouse whilst a tiny tandarra red (and all the normal maurelli) survive in there no worries. Also lost a Hiniba in the greenhouse last winter.
I've had 'Maurelii' come through winters outside well, but lost them to 'strangles' so I eventually gave up on that var.

My first ''Montbeliardii'' grew well in a large container, but I didn't have anywhere to plant it out, so I gave it away. After discovering that Koba Koba was closing down, I hurriedly bought another from David via Ebay and it has survived 2 winters without any protection or special treatment.

Once the last remains of Musa sikkimensis are removed, it will be planted out. The Musa was getting out of hand and taking over everything, so most of it came out last autumn and the rest will be pulled this winter. Ensetes don't 'run about' so it will be better suited to my patch.
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