I bought a 2nd one!!!!!!!!


Post by Libby » Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:14 am

I'm glad to see its not just me :lol: What you been buying then?

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Post by Dave Brown » Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:00 am


Did the Maurelii suffer from the strangles? If not, that is another selling point, as they will not have the defective gene, so will be more valuable 8)
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Post by SteveW » Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:23 am

The Maurelli didn't strangle as such.Although it did start growing very badly,but that was down to me planting out too early :roll:
And slugs got down the stem to the growing point,which I found when cutting the plant back.
My other one strangled too,but that rotted.Which I think started last year,as thats when it produced a pup.Thats now growing well.I have noticed that there seems to be two forms of Maurelli,one forms its leaves almost on top of the last,quite chunky.The other grows with longer stems on the leaves,thus giving it a slightly slender appearance with space between the leaves.Hope that makes sense?If not I'll go take some pics of my two to illustrate what I mean.If I get a chance :wink:
As to what I've been buying,well...
Musa Ice Cream,Laterita,Velutina a very nice Dwarf Cavendish(again with extended leaf stems,so giving it a nice slender form to it as opposed to the usual chunkier appearance)a Dypsis?Bidding on a couple of things on ebay and ordered a Variegated Raja puri :D
I think thats all?


Post by SteveW » Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:28 pm

I forgot about the Basjoo Rubra :roll:
and Aloe ferox
probably more aswell,guess I'm lucky I've got an understanding wife :lol:


Post by Libby » Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:13 pm

Likewise I have an understanding husband with a sturdy gold credit card!!!

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