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Leslie Longstaff


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Looking after my gunnera

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 22:42

Hello Obelixx,

Thank you for this - I'm very grateful for your help. I shall have to beg for space in my husband's cold greenhouse, and move it to the heated one if we have an extended period of sub zeros. He also has a weather station, so I should have good notice!

I like the idea of having it on the terrace too, it's such a lovely plant, and I'll be able to see it from the kitchen window. Many thanks.

Looking after my gunnera

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 22:50

Thank you very much to blairs and bekkie for your helpful advice.

Obelixx - thank you for the info - mine is in a 35 cm pot, has super leaves, had flowers, and now has a very large pink growth in the middle, which I'm assuming is the new growth. I shall follow your advice about moving it to the greenhouse - does it need to be in the heated greenhouse, or the cold one? And one more question - at what size will it be big enough to plant out? And one more!! Where's the best place to plant it? Thanks - Leslie

Looking after my gunnera

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:45

I have a magnificent gunnera, in a pot, sitting just in the water at the margin of my pool, and I don't know how to look after it through the winter. Should I make a bog garden for it, which it could share with my gunnera perpensa? Should I remove it from the water, and put it somewhere sheltered? Can I leave it where it is, but mulch the crown?

I'd appreciate some advice, please

pond plants

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 22:08

My recently completed pond has a visible pipe at water level, which I would like to hide with a plant growing down from the rocks above it and trailing into the water. Are there plants I should avoid which would be toxic to fish, newts and frogs? Can anyone recommend suitable plants, please?

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