Gunnera tips...

rattlerMay 4, 2006

I'm on the Essex coast in the U.K. and inherited a Gunnera with the house I've just bought. It doesn't look as if the plant was covered in the winter and although there is sign of some new growth from some of the stumps others are either shrunken, solid & brown - very "woody" or are quite "mushy" and equally unhealthy. Can I remove these apparently dead stumps and if so, how?

I've little idea how old the plant is but from what I've found on the net about them I know I'd like to try to keep it if possible and maybe nurse it back to health if I can.

Thanks for any advice you may have..

David.

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webfeeet(7)

leave it alone. The stumps are what the plant grows from. Any "helpful" mucking about will only succeed in killing it.
Oh, I have about ten of them and have had them for many years.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2006 at 1:53PM
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wilktitus(7B S.E. US)

JUST LEAVE IT BE. IT WILL COME BACK ALTHOUGH IT MIGHT LOOK A LITTLE SCRAWNY RIGHT NOW.

GOOD LUCK, SKW

    Bookmark   June 12, 2006 at 6:47AM
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