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Wilting gunnera

Hello, we moved into a new house in January 2020 and inherited a beautiful garden. The enormous gunnera next to the pond started to grow well. I took a picture on 20 April. However, a few days ago it started to look very unhealthy. I took more pictures today. I did cut off the shrivelled leaves yesterday and there are more today. Advice please as I would be heartbroken if we lost this plant. 


  • WilderbeastWilderbeast Posts: 1,415
    @adjhorsley did you have a late frost ? We have this sort of thing with a gunnera which is a bit exposed and can get quite badly hit by late frost's. It's always recovered quickly with no action taken as they are such vigorous plants
  • adjhorsleyadjhorsley Posts: 8
    We live in Arisaig and it appears a late frost one night recently. It did not rain for about 12 days and as next to pond which is low in water maybe the gunnerihas taken water from the pond. The healthy image was taken mid April. Do we do anything now or leave to recover?
  • adjhorsleyadjhorsley Posts: 8

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,541
    yup, Frost damage
  • WilderbeastWilderbeast Posts: 1,415
    I wouldn't do anything at all, it looks like a monster plant a touch of frost won't harm it 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,924
    It'll be fine.
    How is beautiful Arisaig today ?  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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