13 November 2011

The Great Autumn Cover-Up






Covered against the frost for the Winter

12 November 2011

13 October 2011

22 September 2011

22 August 2011

First signs of Autumn?



One cool night at the end of last week has taken its toll.  The first signs of leaves turning brown.

08 August 2011

Gunnera Weather !


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Self explanatory ...

30 July 2011

The tall and short of it - Manicata and Magellanica



Gunnera manicata - the tall one

Gunnera magellanica - the short one

04 July 2011

Growth is now vigorous

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Two new fronds stretching up through the undergrowth

Propped

23 June 2011

Two weeks later

So after two weeks of mild wet weather the gunnera has grown significantly and has overcome the frost damage completely. The damaged leaves are continuing to wither but look at the new growth!

02 June 2011

09 May 2011

Bouncing back



The leaves which were affected by the frost have been stunted but new growth, particularly after the last couple of days of rain, is helping the gunnera to bounce back.