Twice in the same week I had garden visitors look around the back garden and declare "all you're missing is a banana tree!" Both times we were standing about here, in front of the chocolate Albizia julibrissin.
So I moved slightly to the right, laughed, and pointed back there...
At my Musa basjoo.
It's hardly an impressive specimen—crammed up against the house and screened off by other plantings—and it's really only visible as you enter the garden.
But it's there, none-the-less. Soldiering on.
What are the chances that two different people (both men, if that matters) would—in the same week—look around my garden and feel the absence of a banana tree? Interesting.
On an unrelated note I planted a Clematis 'Polish Spirit' at the banana's base. So far there are no buds, but the vine is growing.
Won't big purple flowers look lovely against those large green leaves?
Weather Diary, June 16: Hi 82, Low 54/ Precip none
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