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31/08/2013 at 11:26

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31/08/2013 at 11:29

I duuno Phil, I can't see nuffink.

31/08/2013 at 11:34

nor can't I

31/08/2013 at 11:35

Maybe that's what the problem is, it's an invisible plant.

31/08/2013 at 11:40

if you click on the non image what comes up says webkit fake image  (or similar), we may not be missing much

31/08/2013 at 11:42

iPad doesn't even do that.

31/08/2013 at 11:56

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30290.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 Sorry guys, I'm new to this site!  We bought it at a local garden centre thinking it was a banana plant of some sort. This is the first time it has done this in 3 years.  

31/08/2013 at 12:01

Having looked at some google images I think it as a banana plant. 

31/08/2013 at 12:03

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30291.jpg?width=276&height=206&mode=max

Here it is right way up. The leaf looks like a banana, but the flower certainly is strange!

 

31/08/2013 at 12:05

Wow that is amazing.  Whatever it is it loves the hot summer.

31/08/2013 at 12:09

This is a banana flower. Looks pretty similiar 

http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/x/banana-tree-flower-1175752.jpg

 Guess you're gonna get bananas! Ive grown them for years and never had one 

31/08/2013 at 12:21

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30292.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

I've just found this image online. Looks the same as mine and is called a Hua Plee banana plant. Mystery solved! Lets just hope the nice weather continues long enough to give fruit.

 

31/08/2013 at 12:25

Not a hardy one then Phil. Do you have somewhere to overwinter it?

31/08/2013 at 12:33

We'll bring it into the conservatory when it cools down as we have done previously. I have just read up on the plant. Apparently the flowers are sterile and won't produce fruit. Other banana plants have both male and female flowers and do produce fruit. oh well never mind. When in full leaf it's a great structural plant. We love it. Best tenner we ever spent.

31/08/2013 at 13:27

Good would be horrible to lose it. Shame about the fruit but with a flower like that who cares! 

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