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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Quick, they're escaping...

30 May 2011 17:50:21
Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'

Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'

As I drove out with the boys this morning to bring them to school, Josh called out in surprise.

He was looking at the two bananas I had put outside the front door to harden. The front door was still open.

'Quick, they're escaping', he said!


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Monkells Monkells 30 May 2011 17:52:51

They look great.Do you get any bananas?? Flitters are the only ones I have ever seen that you could pick and eat.


Rachel Rachel 30 May 2011 18:10:40

No, I've never had bananas. Other than your sister, I've never heard of it in Ireland either.


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 30 May 2011 19:11:17

I saw bananas which developed on a plant in Howth many years ago. The garden was owned by David Robinson, who lived near the Baily Lighthouse and he was able to grow Proteas as well in the mild climate on Howth. Over the last few winters many friend have failed to bring them through the winter despite a lot of protection. Mary


ladygardener ladygardener 30 May 2011 19:52:40

Aw cute!  Love your lion


BrunoCork BrunoCork 30 May 2011 20:28:01

So envious!


Jacinta Jacinta 30 May 2011 20:40:15

Gosh, Josh has a very quick wit. Gosh, Josh! I like the sound of that!  :)


fran m fran m 30 May 2011 20:54:31

Looking good


Rachel Rachel 30 May 2011 21:08:27

We know the story well, Mary.

Oops, I was just reminded to bring them in for the night.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 31 May 2011 00:30:29

Waiting for the off


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 31 May 2011 12:18:31

Some of these tender plants take more care than children!


unagrant unagrant 31 May 2011 17:52:07

There huge Rachel, love them.


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