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Forum: Tiki Hut 02-06-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 91,944
Posted By 51st state
Re: What Are You Listening To?

BUSY SIGNAL - JAMAICA LOVE (SEPTEMBER 2010) - YouTube (http://youtu.be/omYdLOl6LPc)
Forum: Tiki Hut 12-20-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 91,944
Posted By 51st state
Re: What Are You Listening To?

139. Dennis Brown - No Man Is An Island - Reggae Classic - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnGucYY2Cjs)
Forum: European Section 12-17-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,923
Posted By 51st state
Re: Big decision, need Your opinion

You are completely incorrect. There is full and free movement of people across the EU, including the U.K. The Schengen agreement has been superceeeded and enschrined in EU law Directive 2004/38/EC on...
Forum: European Section 12-16-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,923
Posted By 51st state
Re: Big decision, need Your opinion

If Slovakia is such a paradise why do most of the population along with the romanians, Bulgarians, Poles etc all want to come to the U.K. ? and you wonder why we retain passport controls :-)
It's a...
Forum: European Section 12-15-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,923
Posted By 51st state
Re: Big desigion, need Your opinion

Hi Ante

You're welcome to our place. You cannot hold a whole range of economies together when the going gets tough. The Southern European states will eventually be picked off by the speculators or...
Forum: Species Bananas 03-17-2011, 04:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,936
Posted By 51st state
Re: Musa sikkimensis-the best banana for leaf hardiness?

I'd agree with the above. I also believe that Sikkimensis is a much nicer looking plant. My Helen's and interestingly Dhussray have both come through well in the polytunnel, time to start stepping up...
Forum: Tiki Hut 02-24-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 91,944
Posted By 51st state
Re: What Are You Listening To?

Not sure I've ever forgiven the Moody Blues for covering this

YouTube - bessie banks go now.wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY3eEhfY6o4)
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-25-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,896
Posted By 51st state
Re: I hope they are snug

Sound's like it's been a tough winter on both sides of the pond.

Worst December weather for 100 years in England. Looking in the poly tunnel just depresses me. SAD and then some...

Still on the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-17-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,530
Posted By 51st state
Re: The Ensete Tent (long winded with lots of pics)

this winter has been a real toughie. I had a look a couple of days ago, but it's just too depressing.
Still, the sun is on it's way back, the days are lengthening and in about a month I think the...
Forum: Tiki Hut 01-11-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 91,944
Posted By 51st state
Re: What Are You Listening To?

absolute classic...

YouTube - Felice Taylor - I Feel Love Coming On (Northern Soul classic) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AQeUjmgkXc)
Forum: Tiki Hut 12-22-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 91,944
Posted By 51st state
Re: What Are You Listening To?

YouTube - Reparata & The Delrons - Captain Of Your Ship [Excellent quality] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni2nUOpqGCc)

sad but true...

but also

YouTube - Reuben Bell - Asking For The Truth...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-22-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,068
Posted By 51st state
Re: Rough Winter

'Rough' isn't the word for it. Worst winter I can remember and December isn't even over yet, lows below -11C in Southern England.
A combination of the Icelandic volcano and the sunspot minimum I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-28-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,152
Posted By 51st state
Re: Storing ca Gold corm

Yes, I'd agree with Gabe, keep it growing, warm and safe.
If possible a little bottom heat would be good. maybe a reptile mat.
Forum: Species Bananas 11-27-2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,953
Posted By 51st state
Re: Musa Sikkimensis Gigantea

I wish you'd stop tempting me by posting seed pics. I just can't do it this winter, need to finish the house renovation first or she'll kill me
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-27-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,081
Posted By 51st state
Re: The seedless fruits of Helen's hybrid

Does anyone have any info on the origin of the name?
It is a plant of Indian origin (or at least a plant with Indian parents) and 'Helen' is not an obviously Indian name.
I have asked both Ganesh...
Forum: Species Bananas 11-18-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,557
Posted By 51st state
Re: Musa itinerans var. xishuangbannensis

There are some in Germany. I lost mine last winter unfortunately
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-17-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By 51st state
Oh no Winter's coming...

...Just read in the paper nightime temps. of -10C due for England and It's not even December yet.

A real tester for the undersoil heating system, might have to accept that I'll lose some...
Forum: Species Bananas 11-16-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,985
Posted By 51st state
Re: Ensete Lasiocarpa

Kew have informed me that they have followed the Taxon (2010) argument but will add a note to say that this has been questioned by Li et al. (2010). This has now be reflected in the webpage:

Plants...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 11-11-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,344
Posted By 51st state
Re: Musa sp. yangtse ........ which variety is this?

Mine came from Martin Gibbons. I get it through the winter in a frost free polytunnel :-) Although the plants 'mother' was living outside quite happily in South West London. Mind you there is a...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 11-10-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,344
Posted By 51st state
Re: Musa sp. yangtse ........ which variety is this?

Hi Remko

This is NOT the same as Musa Yangtse (see pic).

Maybe we can swap plants in the spring?

regards

Kev
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 11-10-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,901
Posted By 51st state
Re: Cheryl's 'Germination Station'

Yup, I used an old aquarium a few years back. works a treat. You can also put a couple of grow lights in there for once seeds germinate
Forum: Species Bananas 11-09-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,985
Posted By 51st state
Re: Ensete Lasiocarpa

And Kew have said:-

"Many thanks for your email highlighting the nomenclature of the Ensete lasiocarpa species profile. It is important to us to make sure these pages are as up to date as possible...
Forum: Species Bananas 11-09-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,953
Posted By 51st state
Re: Musa Sikkimensis Gigantea

Hi James

Hope you're well.

From previous experience 'Darjeeling Giant' had seeds which were slightly smaller than regular Sikkimensis. (see pic attached).

I'm too committed this winter to give...
Forum: Species Bananas 11-07-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,985
Posted By 51st state
Re: Ensete Lasiocarpa

I have e mailed Kew and pointed out the error to them.
Forum: Species Bananas 11-07-2010, 02:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,985
Posted By 51st state
Ensete Lasiocarpa

I didn't know this had been re-named from Musella Lasiocarpa. Can someone confirm if Kew are correct?
Please see here Plants & Fungi: Ensete lasiocarpa (golden lotus banana) - Species profile from...
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