Thursday, 1 January 2015

Winter is coming

Writing a blog about how mild the year had been and how we hadn't yet had any killer frosts did of course completely jinx everything.
This is my one attempt at winter protection of the huge Musa sikkimensis on the terrace. I am hoping that this very sheltered position should help it but in addition have first wrapped it with old palm fronds before wrapping with fleece. The black plastic is from old compost bags that I have cut open. The plastic is NOT all the way round, and just at the front to try and keep the rain off and help keep the pot dry. Just wrapping with plastic would not be good as it would probably get too wet, the plant couldn't breath and may die.

Winter is coming.......