Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Wrapped Up For The Winter

With the temperatures due to drop over the next few days and winter fast approaching, Ady and Callum wrapped up the hardy banana today.

The Musa basjoo, Hardy Banana, is the only banana left out in the college grounds during the winter whilst all the other have been dug up and repotted in the greenhouse. In 2011 and 2010 the banana was covered on the 18th and 20th October respectively, only a few days later this year, but surprisingly a month earlier than 2009. Wrapped up on the 19th November, the weather must have been a lot warmer for us to have left it so late. On checking weather records we enjoyed an 'indian summer' during the last 10 days of October 2009, with temperatures 5c above average, followed by temperatures 1.5-2.5c above average for November and very few days with an air frost.

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