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esoxlucius

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An early update on this little guy. It came in the post a little worse for wear. It had three floppy and very pale leaves, one which had to be cut off the day after as it had sustained too much stem damage in the post. At this point there was no sign of any new growth, or indeed if it would even survive, but....

On Wednesday morning, yes, only two days ago, a tiny tip of new leaf looked to be protruding from the main stem. It is now Friday morning and my new leaf is 7" long!!!

If this speed of growth is anything to go by then wow, I'm in for some display when I finally plant it in the garden next year! And Stanzzzz7 Stanzzzz7 , the only reason I didn't follow your advice and put it outside now is that we have some awful big slugs and snails up here. I didn't want to chance it.

But so far so good, I mist it daily, and make sure it's not over watered. :thumbsup:

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esoxlucius

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Old wood in the shed + some thin corrugated plastic sheets from work + a few screws + a lick of stainer + a bit of my time = a tidy little planter.

Just needs holes drilling in the bottom for drainage and a couple more coats of stainer and it's good to go.

Something like this at my local garden centre will set me back about £40, at least!

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Old wood in the shed + some thin corrugated plastic sheets from work + a few screws + a lick of stainer + a bit of my time = a tidy little planter.

Just needs holes drilling in the bottom for drainage and a couple more coats of stainer and it's good to go.

Something like this at my local garden centre will set me back about £40, at least!

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Very nice planter! You are a crafty rascal😊
 

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How’s your banana plant doing? Mine has been popping out new leaves steadily, but old ones are starting to wilt. I should probably get it in a bigger pot (don’t want to put it out yet with winter on its way).
 
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esoxlucius

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How’s your banana plant doing? Mine has been popping out new leaves steadily, but old ones are starting to wilt. I should probably get it in a bigger pot (don’t want to put it out yet with winter on its way).
It's amazing. It's absolutely thriving. It came with three straggly wimpy leaves. I had to cut one off because it was damaged too badly to carry on growing. So it had two leaves and wasn't showing any signs of getting a third. And then all of a sudden it picked up. A third came, very quickly, then a fourth, and now a fifth is about to open.

I'm leaving mine indoors for now because I don't trust the slugs and snails which are still active at this time of year. Next year it will go outside, maybe in my new planter, and I'll monitor it's progress. All being well, the year after that I will plant it outside. That's the current plan.

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