Go Bananas in Summer 2009

Tue, May 5, 2009

Plants

Last April I bought a small banana plant from a leading supermarket.

This Musa Basjoo cost just £5 and had about two leaves.Having fed and watered it indoors over the coldest of winters, it is now sitting on my terrace, complete with four beautiful leaves, ready for the summer heatwave and downpours we are promised by the weather men in 2009. These will be perfect conditions for bananas which make a bold statement and create a tropical feel that looks good throughout the summer.

I wouldn’t dream of competing with Will Giles’ amazing Exotic Garden but using plants in containers grouped together like this is certainly the poor mans way to add exotic impact in your garden.

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Take a look at the Exotic Plants video on the Homepage for growing advice  on bananas .


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