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Gunnera Manicata (Gunnera manicata (Gunnera))

Close up of the Gunnera's crowns



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On my wish list Dawnsaunt.. how do you protect it in Winter ?

6 Nov, 2008

 

We just bend the leaves over the crowns in the Autumn, usually when the leaves are beginning to die back. I just snap the stems and put the leaves face down over the crown. As there are lots of leaves and they are large, the crowns are well covered. We leave it like this until it's beginning to send up new leaves in the Spring. We get lots of frosts here and the gunnera keeps surviving. :-)

6 Nov, 2008

 

Thanks for reply,There pretty easy to look after then, one for me next year i hope :)

6 Nov, 2008

 

Yep, dead easy, put it on your Christmas Wish List!

6 Nov, 2008

 

~ these are fantastic~ saw some really huge ones in Cornwall!~

6 Nov, 2008

 

I love these but there is no where I can put one of these because they get so big...probably would not do well in our heat...

7 Nov, 2008

 

No Skippy, I dont think they would like your heat, they like shade and moisture :-(

7 Nov, 2008

 

I've tried two of them here in North Carolina, both died a slow terrible death Skippy.

23 Nov, 2008

 

How sad Flcrazy, surpirsed mine havent died with our late frosts.

23 Nov, 2008

amy
Amy
 

what a wonderful plant it looks so healthy , I would love to have room for one :o)

13 Jan, 2009

 

Thanks Amy, looking forward to seeing it looking like this again in the Summer. You can get smaller varieties - I believe even a rocky sized one.

13 Jan, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Do you need a pond or a large wet area Dawn , we only have half an acre and it is quite dry ?

13 Jan, 2009

 

Well, I must admit this is set next to our brook but having said that, I dont think they need to be in really wet areas to survive. Probably you could put the question to the members. We're the opposite of your then Amy, our land is and wet clay.

13 Jan, 2009

amy
Amy
 

If I had one Dawn I would like the big one , something would have to go , so I think I will have to carry on admiring them from afar , I will have to content myself with having a peep at yours now and again LOL

13 Jan, 2009

 

Awww, bless you. Mine gets to be about 12 foot across and 7 foot high, lol x

13 Jan, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Mmm ..yes I think that will be a miss , we do have a ditch running along the boundery maybe one could spread into that .blocking the towns system up ....LOL....

13 Jan, 2009

 

That looks beautiful. Nice photo too.

5 Feb, 2009

 

These are one of my favourite plants, so majestic.

5 Feb, 2009

 

I know someone who has one in a half barrell, so i suppose its Bonsai,d, im gonna try this because ive bought one and no way i have the room, but i do have a shadyish corner :)

5 Feb, 2009

 

That sounds ideal YoungDaisy, needs to be kept moist and it should be fine!

5 Feb, 2009

 

Thanks Dawn, Only wish i had the room to let it grow like yours, Sigh :)... Dee..

5 Feb, 2009

 

Aww shame but at least you've got one now.

5 Feb, 2009



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