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03/09/2013 at 19:49

Hi My Gunnera manicata is growing well and there is some strange oblong growths on it

two in fact they look like little stems on a branch here is an example i found

 

What are they?

Thanks

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30470.jpg?width=411&height=350&mode=max

 

 

03/09/2013 at 20:01

Do you mean the brown cone type thing?

It's a flower spike.

03/09/2013 at 20:01

Hi,

That is the flower stalk - you may even get some seeds from it if the flower stalk makes it through winter.

 

03/09/2013 at 21:41

Those are the flowers come seed part,I keep mine well watered and in winter fold the leaves over the flower heads to keep the frost at  bay.

 

04/09/2013 at 03:21

Thanks

04/09/2013 at 12:43

Beautiful plant pash2! Folding the browning/dying leaves over the centre of the plant in winter really works well as flowering rose suggests & shelters any other little spring flowering plants/ bulbs growing under it as well!

04/09/2013 at 13:46

I also wonder if you have Gunnera tinctoria not manicata now I see the stalk...

04/09/2013 at 14:04

This is my Plant NOT the one above

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30484.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

04/09/2013 at 14:10
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Do you mean the brown cone type thing?

It's a flower spike.

Yes
Thank you

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30485.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

04/09/2013 at 14:15

Does this mean i can collect seeds from it at a later date?

If so How?

I  also understand that i can split it in march to get another plant, again how?

I would love a range of these plants in my garden as they dont halve stop my garden from flooding. and whilst in Scotland last week i noticed a "wall" of these plant againt someones fence in Galloway or very near to Galloway on the A712

Thank you very much for your paitence

04/09/2013 at 17:13

Is that end of the lawn boggy? I expected to see it at the side of a pond.

04/09/2013 at 18:04
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Is that end of the lawn boggy? I expected to see it at the side of a pond.

Yes fingers crossed but i will wait for more rain but upto now it is ok

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