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by fieldfest
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Bamboo Autumn Care
Replies: 12
Views: 575

Bamboo Autumn Care

I understand that autumn is the time to feed your bamboos as they start putting their energy in to the roots at this time of year, whats the procedure for getting HHUUUGGGEE culms next year? My current plan is to buy some bags of manure and pile that on them- is this sufficiant, or what could be don...
by Julia
Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Need help choosing bamboo .. Fargesia ??
Replies: 12
Views: 629

Need help choosing bamboo .. Fargesia ??

... one. But him indoors doesn't seem keen on the idea now ?!! :( might be able to talk him round yet? So I need a backup plan just incase!!!! Hence bamboo!!! Well I was thinking of planting bamboo, but maybe not as tall as the one I've been looking at now! I've been looking at the different types ...
by karl66
Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Best behaving bamboo.
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Best behaving bamboo.

What planted out bamboo's are you most pleased with?, there will be variations in dfferent parts of the country, despite culm height & thickness my phllostachy Aurea's are all growing in nice tight cane's, nigra is also well behaved ...
by cordyman
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Bamboo how does it behave when it hits a wall/barrier?
Replies: 14
Views: 909

Bamboo how does it behave when it hits a wall/barrier?

What does Fergesia bamboo do when it hits a wall/barrier

Will it still try and force a culm up against it, or focus its growth on the other x3 sides where it can continue to expand?


My Fergasia campbell hedge has rocketed and already touching the wall :lol:
by karl66
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Broken bamboo!!.
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Broken bamboo!!.

... pretty well rooted in ground but the annoying thing is it was the fattest culm in this grove & was as thick as a pic handle, its suprised me as bamboo is normally very strong. karl.
by karl66
Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Dividing bamboo.
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Dividing bamboo.

I have a couple of spare days off & want to continue creating a bamboo border along my fences, rather than buy anymore i was going to pinch a few canes off various existing planted ones. Whats the least amount to take out to get the new ones establishing?, ...
by Tom2006
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: How to kill a spreading bamboo
Replies: 32
Views: 2039

How to kill a spreading bamboo

I have a bamboo in my garden (for the last 6 years) that until this year has done very little. However this year it has gone crazy and is a meter taller than before and is pushing out very invasive runners. I unfortunately don't ...
by kracker
Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Bamboo for claysoil
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Bamboo for claysoil

Im looking to buy some boo's in the next few days the spot for the location is poor and have lost a few plants so after reading boo's are or can be water tolerant the question is what varieties ....answers on a post card please .will icon_salut
by greendragon
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Worried about my Palm trees being speared by a Vivax Bamboo!
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Worried about my Palm trees being speared by a Vivax Bamboo!

After a post in the q and a section an important issue was raised I think worthy of going in the main section... I have a Vivax bamboo with the furthest new culm only about 3ft away from a Trachycarpus. It is south of the Trachycarpus so It won't be taking away any sunlight. But after ...
by greendragon
Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Exotic Gardeners Question Time - Ask Here :-) (Public)
Topic: Can bamboo runners harm other plants?
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Can bamboo runners harm other plants?

I have ferns and a Trachycarpus quite close to a Vivax bamboo, I'm just wondering is there any way that the bamboo's runners could badly do damage to them?

Sorry if it seems like a dumb question but I have been wondering what the effects could be of bamboo runners going past Palms.
by greendragon
Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Will Bamboo push through weed suppressor?
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Will Bamboo push through weed suppressor?

Will Bamboo push through weed suppressor?

I ask because most of my garden is covered with weed suppressor then a layer of slate chippings. Would Vivax and Nigra bamboo be able to push through this or do I need to clear out the area where I want them to spread?
by Kyle
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: The Bamboo Ferns (Coniogramme)
Replies: 22
Views: 3458

The Bamboo Ferns (Coniogramme)

... on the forum I thought I'd bring them to everyone's attention. They don't yet appear to be easily available in the UK. After looking further into Bamboo Ferns, I discovered there are three main species; emeiensis , intermedia and japonica . All are said to be hardy to around zone 7b (around -15c) ...
by Lazlo Woodbine
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Alan'a T's Bamboo planting... ITV1
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Alan'a T's Bamboo planting... ITV1

His containment is a little suspect to say the least ..... :lol:



Laz
by carolpz
Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: canine bamboo control
Replies: 5
Views: 283

canine bamboo control

Phyllostachys taking over the garden? No chance. I just point to the new unwanted culms and tell him to 'Kill it!' and Bubbles the collie gardener grabs them and pulls them out then has a good munch. Saves me hours of pulling them out myself. Can be hired for 20p per culm!! :D