26 August 2016

Plants for Sale!

Great photo of Gunnera manicata for sale at the RHS Spring Show at Malvern, England on Sunday 8 May 2016. Photo from Kathy Niblett. Interestingly in some circles they are regarded as a pernicious weed. Looks like the Royal Horticultural Society don't have this opinion.

RHS Spring Show at Malvern, England
Photo@ Kathy Niblett  Date: Sunday 08 May 2016

17 August 2016

Gunnera, scaffolding and the tractor

A busy photo this month!

The Gunnera is bigger than ever, even after taking off three huge "arms" (we gave these away to another enthusiast in the Staffordshire Mooorlands and they are growing on well) and pruning eight huge leaves, just to let us walk past the plant. Then there is the obvious scaffolding - necessary for our roofer to attend to 110 year old leaky tiles. And then, of course, the tractor. The tractor drags behind it a wonderful tank and pump which removes the contents of our Klargester (an amazing device so necessary if you have no mains sewage system - more here>  if you need to know!)