Saturday, June 05, 2010

Gunnera Spectacular

The Gunnera has come into its own this year with magnificent 1m wide leaves and alien-like flowers up to 40cm long. Sited in the bog garden, it has taken a couple of years to become established and although it suffers sometimes in the heat of the midday sun, generally it copes well and likes the lush warm climate. Protected in winter, by covering the crown with its dried leaves, it has resisted the small amount of frost we have here on the coast. It provides shelter from the sun for the cats and it has recently become home to another bright green lizard.

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