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For those of you who fans of banana plants,
www.gardeningexpress.co.uk are selling 3 plants for £4.95 + £7.95 p & p. I just received mine, they are about a foot high and very healthy looking.

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I bought one, it died in the winter, even though wrapped up well. Dont waste your money.

3 Aug, 2013

 

Hi Booboo :) I just recieved mine last week, same as you, about 12". Some-one on another forum ordered 10 and they are double the size with more leave's :( gutted :)))
I treat Nanas as annuals up here but as im buying a heater for the G/house this winter they might just survive so, not a waste of money at all Diane B! as to buy in spring they are at least £25 without P&P thats if i can source them because they were rare to find this year because of the awfull spring.

3 Aug, 2013

 

Very good price if you have somewhere to overwinter them!! good luck!

3 Aug, 2013

 

Dee, my one died indoors last year. I bought one this year from Hampton court flower show from amulree exotic and I told him about my last one, he said bananas are root hardy so are better off in the ground. The way to overwinter them is to let the leaves die down, then cut them off, then make a circle of canes around it, with chicken wire around the outside of the canes then fill the space in between with straw. This is what I intend to do, hope it works 😀.

3 Aug, 2013

 

It should work for you Booboo for your location but not up here, ive tried the cane and straw method before..

3 Aug, 2013

 

Oh that's a shame Dee, did u fleece it as well, ? we've had -17 before

3 Aug, 2013

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