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Gunnera leaf


Gunnera leaf (Gunnera tinctoria)

I removed the old leaves from the plant's crown - what a relief to find new growth after the cold winter.



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New growth is always so wonderful to see especially after a cold winter. Lovely colours in this leaf.

31 Mar, 2010

 

my new one is in pot barabra but would like to plant it, are they fast growing and can i split them up when it gets bigger as i dont have lots of room to let it go mad, ;o)

31 Mar, 2010

 

I was soooo pleased to see the Gunnera had survived. Thanks, Toto.

Sandra - f you'd asked whether a Gunnera could be grown in a pot, I'd have said 'no'. It gets so big! BUT, yes, you can split them.

31 Mar, 2010

 

ok thanx barbara will plant it out when this awfull rain stops :o((

31 Mar, 2010

 

Gales, too?

31 Mar, 2010

 

yes its awfull barbara and thats not all, read my new blog, im in tears im so upset, my pond is ruined :o((((((

31 Mar, 2010

 

I will - and have a hug in the meantime. xx

31 Mar, 2010

 

thanx barbara x

31 Mar, 2010

 

Chin up! xxx

31 Mar, 2010

 

ive just been out and with bucket in hand, scooped most of the water out and taken some stones away, then rain started again so will just keep going out between rain barbara.

31 Mar, 2010

 

Keep it up - you'll win this one!. xxx

31 Mar, 2010

 

im not giving up barbara no matter how many tears at the moment xx

31 Mar, 2010

 

NO crying allowed - you're thinking positive, remember? :-))))))))

31 Mar, 2010

 

lol barbara, ok will do :o))) see im smiling lol

31 Mar, 2010

 

my Gunneras coming up too.....

31 Mar, 2010

 

That's great, Holly.

How are you feeling now, Sandra? Any better? Does Baz know yet?

31 Mar, 2010

 

hi barbara yes he does and was ok when i told him at lunchtime, since i have been to buy new liner and also got my pump/filter,,,,oops i didnt tell him corect price but even price i did tell him he didnt like lol, ar well not like i go out or buy clothes much these days, think im intitled to some pleasures, he will get over it im sure, think its the thought of starting again, got to dig a few iches deeper so we can leave old pond liner in for extra cushioning :o))

31 Mar, 2010

 

Concentrate on the fact that the new pond will be better, Sandra, not the work. And - keep smiling! :-))))

31 Mar, 2010

 

lol barbara thats exactly what im doing, must be a woman thing lol :o)))

31 Mar, 2010

 

Wonderful photo Spritz, new growth is always so exciting to see :~)))

31 Mar, 2010

 

After this winter, I was a bit worried - but this one's fine, and so is the little one on the stream bank. :-)))

1 Apr, 2010

 

Ours is up too, so relieved, would hate to lose Gary......

1 Apr, 2010

 

They're great plants, aren't they!

2 Apr, 2010

 

I've spotted green new growth on my gunneras too Spritz, what a relief. Leaves still tightly tucked under at the moment so I'll leave mine covered for a little longer.

3 Apr, 2010

 

I'm glad, Dawn. It was a bit of a worry, wasn't it!

3 Apr, 2010

 

You have my eternal envy... I wanted to plant gunnera...there is drama even in the emergent leaves, aye? After doing a bit of reading, I found that It would not have survived our winters...although this past one was much shorter than some have been... so I decided against it...sigh... However...can report that the Brunnera that I bought is coming up and seems to have weathered it's second winter in fine shape...Gunnera or Brunnera ...it's all about those lovely big leaves!!

9 Apr, 2010

 

Well done! Shame about Gunneras, though. We have to protect them in the UK, even in milder areas.

9 Apr, 2010



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