09 December 2017

More snow - as forecast

And the gunnera beds down for the winter!

25 November 2017

First Snow!

Photo taken just now - 09:30 25 Nov 2017
"I'm dreamin' of a ... "

12 November 2017

Autumn Glory

... and the Gunnera is now 'going over'. It just doesn't like the frost and its leaves quickly blacken and bend over. 

30 October 2017

Minus 3

Frosty last night. White over. The first real frost of the season and the Gunnera seems to have taken a bashing - the next few days will show how badly bashed it was.

06 August 2017

August 2017 update

Its looking good and healthy. The recent wet weather has suited it!

26 July 2017

July in Cornwall and Devon

During their holiday in Cornwall and Devon, England, in July 2017, my sister and her husband were delighted to see Gunnera manicata growing well. Although it is regarded as a pest in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, the plant forms a statement plant in the gardens of Rosemoor (North Devon) and Trelowarren (Cornwall).

Click on the menu tabs above to see their lovely photos. Meanwhile here are a just a couple of them.

Rosemoor, Devon July 2017
Photo: Kathy Niblett

Trelowarren, Cornwall July 2017
Photo: Kathy Nibett

25 May 2017

April and May 2017 Catch up

Once it had started to emerge from its Winter quiet time the gunnera, as usual, put on a spurt of growth. There was however a couple of set backs with a heavy frost (and snow!) in late April which knocked it back a lot - many young leaves, and the flowers, were caught since they are so tender. In late May the plant began to catch up. Here's a selection of pics during that period.

4 April 2017

22 April 2017

22 April 2017
27 April 2017
25 May 2017

25 May 2017

25 May 2017
You can see the result of the frost and snow damage on this pic

27 March 2017

It's on the move ...

The gunnera has been quiet over the winter and may have suffered the frosts a little more this year since we decided not to cover it over, as we usually do. So the plant has been on its own.  But during the last week we have seen some bright green beginning to show. It on the move!

13 January 2017