06 July 2009 21:39:39
ensete ventricosum 'maurelli'
I had experimented yesterday in moving my two large banana plants and datura into the garden. But it was far too windy and they kept blowing over. I gave up.
Today I had the brilliant idea of actually planting them in their pots in the borders. Duh! Don't know why this hadn't occurred to me before. I did it with one of the bananas last year, although it was a hell of a lot smaller then. The advantage of planting them in their pots is that they're easier to lift to take in in winter. But they do need extra watering. They look great.
I decided against planting the datura in this way for two reasons. It is very brittle and bits break off easily. It also has several large buds so is about to flower. I would like to be sure of seeing its flowers at least once before experimenting with it. Does anyone put their datura outdoors in summer?
Anyway, that's all for the minute. I was just reading all the great comments below and they really gave me a boost. Will look around at what you've all been up to in your gardens and will make replies tomorrow but that's all for me tonight.