With the weather becoming increasingly wintry, and cold north winds forecast to blow our way in the next few days, we spied our chance in the sun this afternoon. And the Great Cover-up commenced.
We cut 86 huge leaves from the gunnera and used them, as you will see, to protect the rather tender plant from frost.
Here's how its done ... and incidentally this is a couple of weeks later in the season than last year.
14 November 2013
10 November 2013
Compared with last year the gunnera is doing very well. But last night's sharp frost will take its toll. And look at the trees ... remarkable that some still have their leaves, some are still green and some are beginning to turn. Strange weather!