I have recently, after following a link posted here, decided to have a go at making my garden a little more tropical. I have been trying to re-design our garden over the past few years but don't have a blank canvass and already have some very large native trees which as well as provide us with privacy from houses at the back are a haven for birds and wildlife. (one is a native hawthorne, a bedraggled pine and a large beech tree that have all been here in the garden for over 50 years).
I have been doing some research and fell in love a few years ago with the Gunnera Manicata and as we already have a pond I'm thinking well,,, can I?
Our garden is a mid terrace, 7.5m wide and 35m long and I just wanted to know if any of you have experience of this impressive monster and if so, would it just be too big and imposing for my space or would it give us the privacy in growth from overlooking bedroom windows?
Thank you in advance