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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-30-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By barney
What is wrong with my banana plants?

After successfully producing one bunch of fruit & 2 failures due to winter fruiting I kept pups to take over but they never thrived & this is the last one!

How do I present the URL of the image...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-26-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By barney
Very bad timing by Mum & the 2 kids!

Finally after 3 years of feeding, watering & tender care my 2 cavendish pups flowered & fruited just ahead of Mum, but it was not good because it happened just before winter! Our winters are not...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-26-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,056
Posted By barney
First banana bell ever!

Hi Folks. 3 Years after planting out a small tree from the local nursery I have my first bell with bananas behind it! There are probably only 60 fruit & as many hands before male flowers appeared! ...
Forum: Other Plants 02-26-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By barney
Re: Anyone know what this is?

I think it is an Australian grevillea, possibly Grevillea robusta which is a handsome tree up to 15 mtrs & has beautiful large golden flowers turned upward like hairbrushes lying on their backs!...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-30-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 951
Posted By barney
Red stemmed & red leaf spine also.

Hi, I havent mastered the hang of including a photo here! Its usually so easy by clicking on "image" & opening up a file to choose a photo! Consequently I dont post here much.
The banana I just...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-20-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,490
Posted By barney
Re: New Member Says Hello

Welcome John, Your bananas look pretty healthy now so youre doing something right! I see your neighbours are keen gardeners also .Ha ha!
Cheers from Aus.:bananas_b
Forum: Banana Identification 08-27-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,464
Posted By barney
Bananas Brindando Re: What Banana plant is this?

Whichever it is for its survival you will need to protect it from hard frosts so indoors would be preferable. Bananas can take mild frosts, but will lose all foliage & sometimes the stem. In that...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-09-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,824
Posted By barney
Forum: Member Introductions 06-15-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,445
Posted By barney
Re: Greetings from Sunny South Florida

Iunepeace, even a small cafe can provide you with a bucket of grounds every week! They`ll appreciate your custom & a few vegies now & again! Good Luck!
Forum: Member Introductions 06-13-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,445
Posted By barney
Re: Greetings from Sunny South Florida

Hi Iunipeace, The seaweed washed up here is mainly seagrass, but I think it all ends up the same! Apparently no need to wash it cos the salt is minimal, so you will end up with a good potassium...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-06-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,445
Posted By barney
Re: Greetings from Sunny South Florida

Welcome from West Australia! Just a couple of tips to help your bananas thrive. Bananas are heavy feeders & grass specially kikuyu & couch will compete with them for nutrients. Also I notice a...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-14-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,054
Posted By barney
Re: Sharont

Hi Sharon, I`m in Capel & trying yo get my one & only Cavendish to flower, but because I allowed 2 pups to grow on I now have 3 Cavendish. ( very close together) Now I am hoping nothing happens until...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-28-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,756
Posted By barney
Re: My New Babies!

No, I mean the 3 already planted out. ( top photo)
Forum: Member Introductions 04-27-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,756
Posted By barney
Re: My New Babies!

Hi mrthageek, welcome to the forum ( Im a newbee myself). Your pups look very healthy,but sorry I think they are too close to the fence. Have you seen thick banana trunks can get? What will happen is...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-25-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,129
Posted By barney
Re: G,Day to all you musaheads !

Thanks for the info NSW Bananas & Harveyc. I havent tried tissue culture of any kind so it would certainly be a learning curve for me. Will check to see whats involved. I will attempt to send a photo...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-24-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,129
Posted By barney
Re: G,Day to all you musaheads !

Please tell me dear musacians! To post a photo do I click on the envelope thingy between the whatyoumacallit & the doodaa?
Forum: Member Introductions 04-23-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,129
Posted By barney
Re: G,Day to all you musaheads !

At the border between WA & SA on the Nullarbor at Eucla the quarantine is very strict. No fruit , vegies, ( even peeled onions) or honey are allowed into WA. They can strip your vehicle if they...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-20-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,129
Posted By barney
Re: G,Day to all you musaheads !

Thanks Narnia! New bab`s name is Cooper! Re. bananas WA quarantine is like the Gestapo so unlikely to succeed with tissue cultures but maybe worth a try!
Forum: Member Introductions 04-20-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,129
Posted By barney
Re: G,Day to all you musaheads !

A big thank you to everyone today who have also welcomed me to Bananas.org. I know I will be amongst like minded friends here!
Forum: Member Introductions 04-20-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,129
Posted By barney
Re: G,Day to all you musaheads !

Harveyc, obviously California is a lengthy state like Western Australia with just about every climate possible! I admire your tenacity regarding growing musa in such a cold winter climate. Next...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-20-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,705
Posted By barney
Re: Where are all the Aussies

I see youve been flat out like lizard drinking to find some fair dinkum Aussie phrases, but I`d be giving you the bull`s rush if youre as camp as a row of pink tents or as mad as a cut snake, no...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-19-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,129
Posted By barney
Talking Re: G,Day to all you musaheads !

40 varieties is quite something harveyc ! Do you have any pics of them as a group & do you get frost in your neck of the woods?
Forum: Member Introductions 04-19-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,129
Posted By barney
Re: G,Day to all you musaheads !

Thank you everyone for such a warm welcome! The only variety I have is Cavendish. yes we are very restricted in Aust.re. what we can buy. In fact I believe ordinary folks in Qld cannot go to a...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-19-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,129
Posted By barney
Bananas Brindando G,Day to all you musaheads !

I have been reading the Banana,org posts for quite some time, but unable to register & join in due to a Paypay problem. Now that the rego is free, you`ll have to put up with riff raff like...
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