The undersides of giant Gunnera leaves. Gardeners at a local arboretum have cut the old leaves and stems and have turned them upside down to cover the tender crown of the plant during Winter.
I love to see these large moisture-loving architectural plants even though they look pretty formidable with their huge leaves and stems adorned with prickles. It’s a bit of a challenge to stand underneath them without getting snagged!
I have two more – slightly different – images of these leaves which I will post during the next few days in a short Gunnera series. The colours were really interesting in the soft Winter sun.