How Excitement!

A garden bed that became shaded out by the ornamental Grape vine above needed a new solution.  I chose to divide up my favourite pot of Cardamon to fill in this dry shady spot.

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The Cardamon was looking great and has served me well but it was time for a change. The new planting is a Gunnera manicata – Giant Ornamental Rhubarb.   Gunnera  is a dramatic, bog plant that grows giant leaves up to 2.4m wide on prickly Stems.

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I’ve lined the pot with plastic to imitate the swampy conditions that it likes and planted Kidney weed to trail over the edges.  Let’s see how it goes!