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By Sanbaz

staining blackpool, United Kingdom Gb

hi guys i got a gunnera last year and it was happy in a pot and did really well, in winter i covered its crown with the dead leaves as told, it hasnt shown any signs of comming back, also i went to check it today, moving some of the dead looking top and found it to be very sticky and slimy, im guessing its dead, does anyone know any different please :o(



Mine was the same a couple of weeks ago San, All slimey and the big fat bud things were black, Its looking great now, there's about 6 leaves showing and ive stopped fleecing it at night, ive also watered it just once in the 2 weeks as I thought it was wet enough, soaking really, now the sunshine is here ill start watering it.. hope this helps...

8 Apr, 2011


thanx Dee, i just went out to check it and pulled it up but all rotted and not a root left, no bugs though so think its the frost, i should have covered pot with a fleece i think but was told it was hardy and just to cover top with leaves, oh well another one bits the dust :o( glad yours is ok Dee :o)

8 Apr, 2011


Aww what a shame San, I bent the old leaves over the crown, then folded fleece on top, then some plastic stuff to keep the fleece on.. I only paid £2.00 for it (very small) and by the second summer, last year, it was quite big considering its in a pot.. go on, treat yourself to another one :)

8 Apr, 2011


your right Dee i got mine from ebay about same price as yours, so may have another go, thanx :o)

8 Apr, 2011


Sanbaz - if it's in a pot, I suspect the compost froze solid as well so the poor thing got a real fright. As well as fleecing around the pot next winter, I suugest you move it either inside an outbuilding or right against the house wall for added protection

8 Apr, 2011


thanx andrew for your advice, will make sure i do that next time. cheers

8 Apr, 2011


Crikey! how cold does it get there?? I have a mate in the central north Island where it frosts frequently in winter and he has several gunneras doing really well, but planted in the ground.

2 May, 2011

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