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How to Care for Gunneras

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Winter Protection

How to protect your gunnera from frost damage

With David Tricker

1. The gunnera to be protectedclick for larger image
1. The gunnera to be protected
2. Cut off the leaves after the first light frost, the leaves will have gone slightly brownclick for larger image
2. Cut off the leaves after the first light frost, the leaves will have gone slightly brown
3. Cut the leaf stalks close to the budclick for larger image
3. Cut the leaf stalks close to the bud
4. Cut off all of the leavesclick for larger image
4. Cut off all of the leaves
5. Clean and check for slugs/snails in the budclick for larger image
5. Clean and check for slugs/snails in the bud
6. Use straw, dry leaves or shredded paper to cover bud thicklyclick for larger image
6. Use straw, dry leaves or shredded paper to cover bud thickly
7. Then use the old leaves turned upside down to cover the budclick for larger image
7. Then use the old leaves turned upside down to cover the bud
8. Turn the leaves over and chop off the stemsclick for larger image
8. Turn the leaves over and chop off the stems
9. Stack all the leaves one on top of the other until the bud is completely coveredclick for larger image
9. Stack all the leaves one on top of the other until the bud is completely covered
10. Creating a protective wigwam of leavesclick for larger image
10. Creating a protective wigwam of leaves

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