28 April 2011

Last night's frost takes its toll

The Gunnera's leaves which were growing so well and so fast (some doubled in size in the last four days) have taken a serious battering in last night's frost. All have caught the quite heavy frost and the big ones, particularly, have been really damaged. Notice the big brown patches which arrived by mid morning as the frost was melted away by the strong sun. The leaves won't recover but it will be interesting to see how the plant will deal with the situation.

21 April 2011

Just 4 days later - its shooting up!

The growth in the warm sun is amazing!