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Old 07-27-2013, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Dear all , I only discovered this forum today...
I grow few kind of Musa, Ensete and I have also a Musella lasiocarpa...I'm very interested in tropical and tropical looking plants...even if for sure I don't live in a place with a mild winter...anyway I don't care much and I' d like to have more "tropical" plants....I'm sure I' ll find lots of good friends here...
Thanks for your attention and sorry for my very "rusty" english...
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Hello from Piedmont, Italy

Your English is very good. Much better than some for whom it is a first language.
Welcome, I am sure you will have a great time speaking with everyone else who loves plants.

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Il vostro Inglese è molto buono. Molto meglio di alcuni per i quali è una prima lingua. Benvenuto, sono certo che lei avrà un grande tempo a parlare con tutti coloro che ama le piante.

Sorry, I do not speak Italian...
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Hello, Welcome & Happy Growing.. :^)
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Welcome! I am new, too. I agree that your English has been written well. My families' texting is annoying.
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many thanks to all...very kind of you!
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Default Re: Hello from Piedmont, Italy

Hi Lukus,

There are plenty people here who will be able to give you advice on bananas, but since
you are looking for other tropical plants too here is my suggestion:


Ricinus Communis (RC) Purple and RC New Zealand Purple – a comparison

Here in frigid Canada this is an annual. It is listed in Dave’s Plant files as hardy to -12^C,
but the plant pictured here froze up at a mere -8^C.

As I have outlined in the thread of the above URL I got the seeds only very late last year and
the plant grew only to the dimensions shown in the photo by October. This year’s I have sown
already in early March and it is now in late July just as high, but not quite as wide as the one i
n the picture and it has another 2 to 3 months to grow



I do not know how cold it gets where you live, but if oleander makes it through the winter there,
the New Zealand Purple should make it too (my experience with them is very limited though).

I should be able to harvest seeds within a month from now. After that I will test sow a few of
them. I had real problems with those I harvested last year, but that might be because it was
so late, and they might have been nicked by frost.

To make a long story short, If you would like some, I will send you some. It would be up to you
to make sure you are allowed to receive seeds in Italy. Here in Canada we may import 250g of
small seeds and 500g large ones. In the US it is proibito. Period. That does not mean, that I
would not send them there, if requested by PM.

Good luck,
Olaf
PS: How did you get to ‘Lukus’ There is no ‘k’ in the Italian alphabet?



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Welcome to the jungle !!!!!
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Dear Olafhenny..many thanks for your kind reply.
In Piedmont we have Ricinus ,mainly as annual, like in Canada..and luckily in Liguria region , next to Piedmont, they grow Ricinus as perennial...they have a hotter winter.
I had Ricinus yrs ago but not at the moment....also here it's easy to get seeds...Grazie for your kind offer!
Well...you are right there is no ‘k’ in the Italian alphabet...but I canged a bit the latin "Lucus", my name is Luca, just to remind in some way latin.

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I wish you a very pleasant summer....
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Hey lucas! You done a fine job writing English!

With all of our slangs it makes it a hard language.

Keep on doing just what you are doing, and a big ole welcome from Alabama USA
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