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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 07:25

Cold here. Bit of frost on the garage roof.

Any coffee going?

Mauritius Native Grows Here

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 07:12

Do they have a conservatory.? Mauritius is tropical, but we have frosts and most of their plants will not survive outside here.


Posted: 03/10/2016 at 06:28

I grew them in plug trays, to drop the seedlings in where I needed them. I lost half a tray to slugs, but I find it easier to use slug  pellets on the greenhouse bench, where the hedgehogs can't get at them.

Musa Basjoo -plant out?

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 23:28

Its a bit bigger than yours.Ensete ventricosum "Maurelii"

Musa Basjoo -plant out?

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 23:22

I'm thinking of bringing mine in in the next week or so.


Posted: 02/10/2016 at 23:22

Yes, yes, yes.

 Scatter the seed thinly where you want it. protect from slugs.

Derby Bean Bush Plants May Have Diseases - How do I treat?

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 23:05

If you intend growing them on, they will need bigger pots, and a cane  for support.

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Derby Bean Bush Plants May Have Diseases - How do I treat?

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 23:05

Ignore the white spots on the compost. Put them outside.

Musa Basjoo -plant out?

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 23:02

Bananas are tropical. If you can keep it warm in  a conservatory, you can enjoy the leaves all winter and get a head start on next summer. You won't need to fleece it. Just don't let it be next to the glass which will be colder in freezing weather.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 22:51

Planted up seven large pots. Complained to the bulb suppliers about the quality of some of the bulbs. Squishy bulbs not acceptable.

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