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by Panama Pete
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 4.5 months in a straw cocoon, opening the Dicksonia antarctica. Spring 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1421

Re: 4.5 months in a straw cocoon, opening the Dicksonia anta

Your right there Dave, I wish I kept mine mine on. Different tactics from next winter.
by Panama Pete
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: chamaerops humilis from B&Q
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: chamaerops humilis from B&Q

is this the middle palm?

There £40 in homebase currently but not sure as big
by Panama Pete
Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Home Base 20 percent off this weekend all Garden Stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Home Base 20 percent off this weekend all Garden Stuff

Just brought some huge black bamboo £60 reduced to £40 (this is all Bamboos in all stores and three types) :D
With 20% off £32.00 to pay

Quite a good bargain,

Just the heads up chaps...... icon_salut

Pic soon to follow icon_thumleft

Pete
by Panama Pete
Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend
Replies: 29
Views: 1699

Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

Heres the front garden bananas, they are 7 - 8 foot already. I'm hoping to reach 12 - 14 ft by October. I had to unwrap them they were breaking out. icon_salut Great height! what sort of cage setup do you do? three chicken wires ziptied? I normally have 2 chicken wire depth then lop the pstem at th...
by Panama Pete
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How much is your water bill?
Replies: 41
Views: 1695

Re: How much is your water bill?

that seems good Mikem whats the average wage
by Panama Pete
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend
Replies: 29
Views: 1699

Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

look like they will be big, dramatic lighting.
by Panama Pete
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How much is your water bill?
Replies: 41
Views: 1695

Re: How much is your water bill?

£460 a year (bargain :shock:
by Panama Pete
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend
Replies: 29
Views: 1699

Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

I put them in in oct 2011 Kata, they were only 10 inches back then. Ive got 2 ton bags of rotted horse manure this year for the bananas. :ahhh!:


heres a pic back in Oct 2011, purchased and plonked in.

and heres the same in summer 2013
by Panama Pete
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend
Replies: 29
Views: 1699

Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

Heres the front garden bananas, they are 7 - 8 foot already. I'm hoping to reach 12 - 14 ft by October. I had to unwrap them they were breaking out. icon_salut
by Panama Pete
Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend
Replies: 29
Views: 1699

Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

Get them all out the wrappers chaps, spring is here icon_sunny
by Panama Pete
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Gardeners World 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 2029

Re: Gardeners World 2014

Most Canna's i've seen when in Greece are around ditches and grow as weeds. They are almost a meter tall by the 1st May.

Cannas love water. I've made a hot bed this year with some Canna President. The soil is clay based so it may hold a lot of water. Ill let you know how they perform.
by Panama Pete
Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend
Replies: 29
Views: 1699

Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

I decided to unwrap the Basjoo this weekend. The temperatures have been so good, I want to get a head start on the growth. They are trying to uncurl leaves already. It hit a high of 23oc in the garden this weekend. If a hard frost is forecase I will lightly wrap in fleece, but the frosts have been v...
by Panama Pete
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Feeding Bananas
Replies: 14
Views: 1269

Re: Feeding Bananas

Has everyone now all un covered their basjoos
by Panama Pete
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: anyone planted out his maurelli ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1444

Re: anyone planted out his maurelli ?

Not a chance, still stored dry. Not even going to pot up yet.
by Panama Pete
Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Tight maurelli leaves
Replies: 21
Views: 1382

Re: Tight maurelli leaves

Did this ever recover naturally?