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kitty's Journal

kitty's Journal

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my banana

03 December 2011 22:14:31
my banana

my banana

i am so thrilled about how this banana is doing. i got more seeds lately but i will wait till after christmas before starting them off, when the days are longer


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Rachel Rachel 03 December 2011 22:28:04

It is doing really well, Kitty. I have one about that size (although it's hard to be sure the size of yours) and a runt and I started mine way before your one! I think they only develop colour later. If I remember correctly, yours is Ensete so will be red. Mine is a Musa 'Tiger Stripes' but no sign of the stripes yet.


kitty kitty 03 December 2011 22:59:03

you are right about that it is a ensete but i bought musa seeds as well. what is thedifference between the musa and ensete. some of musa have a beautiful flower that i bought from seedaholic


kitty kitty 03 December 2011 23:02:29

that is from the first seeds i got from thompson and morgan so far it is the only one that germinated that is why i am wondering if the others are duds. didnt get around to doing it as my brother is very ill in hospital so havent been doing much on site or in the garden


milliemouse1234 milliemouse1234 03 December 2011 23:47:09

Kitty i am sorry to hear about your brother i hope he will recover very soon i will light a candle for him, your garden will wait and survive  until you can get back to it with a clear and happy mind that your brother is well


J.D. J.D. 04 December 2011 07:56:09

Gosh, Kitty, I hope your brother gets better really soon.

How is your back these days?


TinaJ TinaJ 04 December 2011 08:40:11

sorry to  hear about your brother kitty,hope he gets well soon.


Noelfitz Noelfitz 04 December 2011 13:36:39

Kitty, I am sorry to hear about your recent troubles.

 

Congratulations on geat gardening skills


kitty kitty 05 December 2011 16:07:50

thank you all. jacinta my back is still not great waiting for scan at the moment on painkillers so its kind of helping


Conrad Conrad 06 December 2011 15:08:43

Kitty, just catching up on journals here. I hope your brother makes a good recovery.

Well done with your Ensete seedling, I'm still waiting on a batch of them to sprout.

As for how they differ, Musa will sucker from the base eventually form a clump. Each stem will flower and ultimately die but others will grow to replace it. Ensete only grows one stem and very rarely suckers. It will eventually, after many years flower and then the whole plant will die so is monocarpic, but you won't have to wory about that for some time yet. :-)


kitty kitty 06 December 2011 23:24:49

thank you conrad i was really curious when i saw the two names and wondered why? and what is difference. now i know thanks again


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