We had to remove our lemon trees as they were infested with gall wasp, which was a bit sad. However, that meant that we had space to plant bananas, which is definitely not sad!
Some banana facts that you may or may not know (from Bulleen Art & Garden):
So far we have planted three plants of one variety, 'Goldfinger', which should be cold tolerant and heavy cropping. We shall see! They are planted in a nice sunny spot next to a brick wall (= warm), but the soil underneath them is pretty compacted and void of nutrients. We weren't game to dig too deep as we didn't want to bust any pipes! We did add compost to the holes though, and we'll keep adding new compost to the area which should improve the nutrient levels and compaction.
Thanks to everyone that was involved!
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