Monday, 3 November 2014

The Great Winter Cover Up 2014

Our Gunnera manicata is not frost hardy. This plant was unusual for us to acquire as normally we do not plant tender species - but it was too much of a temptation. Every year we have to cover it with its own foliage to protect it from our cold winters. It grows from nothing to a massive size each season.
Gunnera manicata June 2008 hiding the Summer House
We saw off its giant leaves, stack them, de-stem them, then put the leaves over the crowns of the plant and weigh them down with the very, very heavy stems. Phew!

Click here for a little film on its very own blog: Gunnera Watch.