14 June 2021

Spring 2021

 First - the gunnera on 31st May 2021

Gunnera on 31 May 2021

and then on 25th June, after a wet spell and a dry hot spell.

25 June 2021

12 May 2020

Spring 2020

We've seen some major changes in the fortunes of our gunnera manicata this spring. Following a relatively mild winter the plant began to get going quite quickly as the new season took hold. Then a sharp frost knocked it right back for a few weeks until the plant struggled back with fresh growth to cast aside its spoiled leaves. Then suddenly another quick frost put it back to square one. There is no doubt that this enormous, fast-growing and moisture-loving plant cannot stand any frost.

Gunnera after a first big frost
10 April 2020

Gunnera doing well
10 May 2020

Gunnera 11 May 2020

Gunnera 11 May 2020

Gunnera 12 May 2020

Gunnera 12 May 2020

09 November 2019

Autumn gets a grip

Thick frost this morning and the gunnera is on its last legs. Soon be time for a 'Coverup'.

Here is the 'Great Gunner Coverup' of  November 2014