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by Palmer
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musa zaifui sp. nov. pup
Replies: 33
Views: 2112

Re: Musa zaifui sp. nov. pup

Well as its still a very rare Musa it should be planted out in a frostfree polytunnel or conservatory. And then let it growth fast so it can produce many new plants. Those you can then try outside and for other people. Well I would be happy to plant one here in the tropical butterflygarden. There b...
by Palmer
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musa zaifui sp. nov. pup
Replies: 33
Views: 2112

Re: Musa zaifui sp. nov. pup

Yours looks like it’s off to a good start Dave… that’s not the case for my ziafui though, I left a couple in the poly and I’m sure they will be dead, coldest temp this winter was -9.2c The rest have spent the winter in the loft and should have survived but they will have lost some size on them this...
by Palmer
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Unexpected Garden Birds
Replies: 67
Views: 6252

Re: Unexpected Garden Birds

Juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker Tony Almost certainly a Scandinavian bird, there's been a huge arrival of them this autumn on the east coast. The juveniles are distinguishable because they moult a couple of months later than UK resident GSW, so they are still in juvenile plumage now, whereas loca...
by Palmer
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Unexpected Garden Birds
Replies: 67
Views: 6252

Re: Unexpected Garden Birds

I’ve lived at the new house now for several weeks and moving from the city to countryside I was looking forward to seeing a much greater variation in bird life in the garden, but to be honest I’ve been a little disappointed the only birds I’ve seen so far that I haven’t seen in my city garden are Co...
by Palmer
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Frogs
Replies: 20
Views: 1520

Re: Frogs

We have Eropean treefrogs here in the country. Its my favorite one. Nearby where I live there is an population of them. I have heard one there last spring. http://waarneming.nl/soort/info/439?_popup=1 Alexander In the dunes nearby Westenschouwen/Burgh-Haamstede (in the province of Zeeland) they are...
by Palmer
Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musa Sanguinea
Replies: 10
Views: 984

Re: Musa Sanguinea

Where did you find rubinea Tony? Interesting species. Kind regards, Remko. My rubinea came from Mark Hall several years ago and his original plant came from Nature products http://www.natureproducts.net/Forest_Pr ... rubra.html it’s an easy nana to grow… pups well and is reasonably cold tolerant I’...
by Palmer
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musa Sanguinea
Replies: 10
Views: 984

Re: Musa Sanguinea

Hi Gilian, Apologies for the delay, I’m very busy with the house at the mo. I have posted your nanas today… M.orange and zaifui I’ve also sent you a small M.rubinia to add to your collection, a very rare nana. Hopefully they will be with you next week :) I will pm you my address Thanks for that info...
by Palmer
Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musa Sanguinea
Replies: 10
Views: 984

Re: Musa Sanguinea

Hi Gilian, the Sanguinea is looking good icon_thumleft can you tell me were the plant/seeds were collected… was it Assam!

I will send you pics of the orange and zaifui after the weekend, I’ve just moved house and I’m very busy at the moment.

Thanks,
Tony
by Palmer
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musa “Orange” has flowered
Replies: 11
Views: 900

Re: Musa “Orange” has flowered

bananaking29 wrote:Tony,

can i buy seeds/ pup by you?

Fantastic nana ! :D i seach him 2 years..
Hi Gilian, Would you be interested in swapping a Sanguinea pup for a M.orange pup! I would also send you a M.zaifui pup too. :)
by Palmer
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Has anyone got a musa griersonii
Replies: 39
Views: 3300

Re: Has anyone got a musa griersonii

I failed miserably with the seed last year so I bought a seedling from James and I must admit it’s a lovely looking nana icon_thumleft
by Palmer
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musa Sanguinea
Replies: 10
Views: 984

Re: Musa Sanguinea

I’m interested to hear more about M. Sanguinea… because it’s a very rare plant in cultivation and not very much is known about it, has it flowered for you, do you grow it under glass or in the garden and how do you over winter it!

Thanks,
Tony
by Palmer
Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Flowering Colocasia esculenta
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: Flowering Colocasia esculenta

I was surprised when my Colocasia Dark Stem flowered this year and produced not just one but three flowers.

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Tony
by Palmer
Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musa “Orange” has flowered
Replies: 11
Views: 900

Re: Musa “Orange” has flowered

GREVILLE wrote:Come on, Tony, you've had a pink and now an orange - what's your secret? icon_cheers
A polytunnel, that gives them the heat and humidity they need. icon_thumright
by Palmer
Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musa velutina has flowered
Replies: 13
Views: 1329

Re: Musa velutina has flowered

Dave, seed would have been great but the two pups this plant produced they are very small and I need to get some size on them before winter sets in, hopefully they will flower next year and I will try for seed then. :)
by Palmer
Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musa “Orange” has flowered
Replies: 11
Views: 900

Re: Musa “Orange” has flowered

Dave yes it is the unknown from Simon, I’m going to post some pics of the flower on the B.Org and see if we can get a positive ID on this one. I have a couple more that are a little taller and haven’t flowered yet so perhaps next year for them. I over wintered 5 in the loft with temps down to 0c. an...