No drama here, quite the opposite, its all been a bit shy and retiring up until now. When I first started thinking about writing this piece I thought I had bought my Musa lasiocarpa last year, maybe the year before. No dear reader, it was 2019 when I bought this plant from my visit to the Woburn Garden Show another clear example where the pandemic has wiped from my mind a good couple of years.
She must have lived in her pot for the first couple of years and then I planted her out into the Exotic Border.
Until this winter. This cold winter set a few things back and this banana did not appear this spring. Now I know better than to panic quickly. It was less of a panic, more of a slow decline into disappointment.
I let her grow there for a couple of weeks, but there was not rapid growth. I fed her and whispered words of love to her, but she was definitely feeling shy.
And look at her now! Only a couple of weeks later and she is definitely feeling downright perky!