Okay, so you are probably all losing just a touch of enthusiasm for the bananas...
But I'm not :p
They are so interesting, I can't believe I am a Queenslander and I didn't know how bananas grew. I won't tell you how I thought pineapples grew until only a few years ago.
Anyway, the big purple flower pod seems to be unfurling, and under each pod leaf another hand of bananas is revealed, it really is like an exciting pass the parcel. From what I have read, they will keep unfurling and eventually get to the male flowers, which have no banana on them. So far on this plant I can see four hands of bananas, and another two hands are peeking out. Each hand has around 10 - 12 fingers on it.
The bananas are all poking downwards too, with some of them just starting to curl upwards.
I really love the flowers, they are kind of primal looking I think. The sort of thing that might digest you if you sat down next to one for too long.
I think these bananas are the most exciting thing I've seen in the garden so far, something new seems to happen each day.
Of course, wherever there are bananas there are also monkeys.
ps I thought pineapples grew on trees.