Never cast a clout 'till May is out. Well that's one expression that's meaningless what with Bush's disregard for the Kyoto agreement and all. So here I am in the first week of May confidently unwrapping the Banana plants.
We've several plants, all grown from a single seed which we protect each year by wrapping in old curtains stuffed with straw:
They look a bit soggy when first unwrapped, but recover in a matter of weeks:
Here's one in Summer being 'watered' by Jed: