A month after putting in our banana, it is thriving in the heat trap (aka "micro-climate," "sun trap") we have built for it. The wooden fence (built from our old decking timber) acts as a wind screen, and the bricks and Hardie board cladding act as thermal sinks.
Planted in 600 mm of compost, the banana is so happy that it had a baby!
This reverse angle shows the new fence built by me and our new intern, Dave. And it shows the old fence built by Amy the intern. Note that Amy's fence is not meant to be a wind fence, but Dave's is. The spacing is different for each one.
Feijoas will be on the way soon.
Peace, and remember the Deepwater Horizon, Estwing