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18/11/2012 at 11:42

Hi everyone now the winter is setting in what do i do with my Gunnera manicata?

The leaves have died back and unsure as what i am supposed to do with it.

Any help would be most welcome

Thanks

18/11/2012 at 12:11

Use the leaves to protect the plant.  It will survive frost.

Next time you choose such a plant, perhaps it may be wise to do some research first.

I hope your garden is large, this plant will grow very big indeed.  The leaf stalks will be over your head.

18/11/2012 at 14:17

Fold the leaves over to protect the centre, and,  if it gets very cold, a layer of fleece might help.  They do get very sad looking in the winter, but unless it is very young it should survive - new shoots will probably arise next year.  I'd love to have one but no space for such a wonderful specimen - good luck. 

18/11/2012 at 14:56

Thank you very much for your advice

18/11/2012 at 18:03

 

 

18/11/2012 at 18:06

Oh, I don't know what happened there 

25/11/2012 at 19:38
Bookertoo wrote (see)

Fold the leaves over to protect the centre, and,  if it gets very cold, a layer of fleece might help.  They do get very sad looking in the winter, but unless it is very young it should survive - new shoots will probably arise next year.  I'd love to have one but no space for such a wonderful specimen - good luck. 

The stems of the leaves are very stiff so how do i bend the leaves over the centre?

26/11/2012 at 00:08

Either cut off the leaves or wait until they collapse with the frost.

26/11/2012 at 07:09

I'm sure I've seen it covered with straw at Gt Dixter -.............. yes, if you scroll down here http://www.bwlch-y-cibau.com/tropicalplants.html you'll find out how it's done in a 'tropica'l garden in Wales. 

26/11/2012 at 15:21

Thank you very very much for your help

That is wounderful thank you again.

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