The banana plant that I thought that I had killed over winter has put up three new shoots around the dead central plant. and is doing very well. Here are a couple of photos of the plant that I took a week ago.
The new seeds that I bought have also started to sprout and they are in pots on the window ledge. Incidently the bird of paradise seeds that I bought in 2006 have left me with one remaining plant that lives in our living room.