Bananas bed down for winter


The weather is changing into wetter, windier weather here in the South East and its time to think about protecting various tender plants from the frosts and shorter winter days.

It seems sad to wrap up my banana plant just as it was getting into a wonderful shape and enjoying the late Autumn sunshine.

I bought this plant with just 2 leaves and it has happily thrived in a pot outside the back door for the past few years. It brings a wonderful exotic feel to the garden and I love the light on the foliage.Really do not want to loose it to any frosts so will be following these tips from the BBC on how to prepare your bananas for their winter sleep.

Find out more about the joys of growing bananas in the UK at

When you are ready to buy one for your garden next summer do contact one of these specialist nurseries for quality plants:



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