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my gunnera


on this bright, sunny (at times), but chilly day thought i would investegate my gunnera which i planted out spring of last year.
sparrows were there to greet me!

over the following 6/9 months it achieved the princely height of about one foot despite regular soakings. i contemplated an early bath for it, on the compost heap or even the bin. then i had a brain wave of putting it in a bowl of water. dug a hole in the autumn, washing up bowl, water, gunnera and finally some soil. as winter approached i decided to give it a heavy mulch of leaves and general garden rubbish

raked it all back and low and behold

for those like me that wear glasses!!!!!!!

put it back to bed

went in, well pleased and decided that in the late spring i would go to a well known diy chain and get one of those big plastic buckets and re-plant

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Well done you.
A very big plastic bucket based on how large I have seen them in the past, the big round black water tanks type used in the roof space might be getting near it, better still divert a water course through your garden.

4 Mar, 2014


Great idea - I've seen it done by burying thick plastic with holes poked through to allow some drainage.
I was given some Darmera peltata - likes similar conditions. I'm growing it a container lined with plastic so am hoping for a similar outcome. I must look tomorrow. Thanks for the reminder :)

4 Mar, 2014


Well done keeping care of it, it will look great when those leaves shoot up taller.

4 Mar, 2014


Keep us posted!

5 Mar, 2014

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