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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Tynan, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Mark

    Mark Founder Staff Member

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    Oh wow @Tynan I'm late getting to this discussion but firstly what a fantastic property paradise you have moved to!

    That first image of the pumpkin vine incredibly picturesque and a great specimen - I actually find growing pumpkins challenging here (on the north side) I find the vines die quickly (not always but often) and the fruit fly target the base of the fruits until eventually their stings finally get through the hard skin. Perhaps I need to try several different varieties... but over the past few years I had given up on them - you have inspired me to grow them again! :)

    I'm not sure what type of cactus that is, yes possibly a variety of DF - I assume the fruit is edible but I can't vouch for it - have you tried it?
     
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    Hi Tynan,
    That definitely looks like a wisteria to me. I love them (a bit messy and invasive though - and will tolerate a very hard prune.) Don't leave it too late as you'll prune off the flowering shoots. Spectacular plants - hopefully yours will be the traditional purple/blue, but you can get quite a pretty white too.
     
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    Now the banana I'm not so sure about. My banana grows leaves all around the stem. The plant to the left of your pic seems a little more like a heliconia...leaves alternating from one side to the other. It's harder to tell with the plant to the right of the pic. It's certainly tall enough, but there are some mighty tall heeliconias too. Bananas will throw a bunch of pups around their base and then the stem that's already fruited will die back. Have a poke around and see if that looks to be the case with yours. My "pups" from last season and almost as large as the original stem, so you mightn't see much until spring.
     
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