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by ConcreteJungle
Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?
Replies: 10
Views: 1246

Re: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?

4-5 metres - BUT - with any fargesia you can cut a culm at a certain height and it will never grow taller. So you can get a 2--3 metre robusta with some topping off. Its meant to be really good against wind, so ideal for exposed locations.
by Delboy
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?
Replies: 10
Views: 1246

Re: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?

How tall does that get cordy?
by cordyman
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?
Replies: 10
Views: 1246

Re: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?

Fergasia Robusta Campbell loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeely boo, very very quick to form a decent hedge, dense, wind proof, scorch proof, and doesnt run icon_thumleft before and afters... http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c400/pault123/2010-11-13132855-1.jpg ...
by karl66
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?
Replies: 10
Views: 1246

Re: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?

Maurelli super jumbo grow's well as a hedge, nice & bushy but very easy to manage. karl.
by Andy
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?
Replies: 10
Views: 1246

Re: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?

Ah thanks for the info! The Fargesia looks lovely - have just been browsing pics on the net. They do all seem to be different sizes, but from what I have read, they can get to a decent height without taking over. I do like the Phyllostachys too - love the yellow culms! It would be nice to have somet...
by samtobuk
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?
Replies: 10
Views: 1246

Re: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?

Concrete - how tall is your scabrida now? Got any pics? I have a couple of pots that are fairly dense but only 25cm or so tall - wondering how many seasons they'll need to get up to 2m plus, as that will influence where I put them! Andy - as for bamboos, if you don't go the Fargeia route, there's a ...
by ConcreteJungle
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?
Replies: 10
Views: 1246

Re: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?

Fargesia scabrida Asian wonder, non invasive and reaches 2-3 metres, no need for root barrier. Culms look beautiful against its leaves. I love mine. My next purchase is the fargesia jiu 1. Around 2.5 metres with a reddish culm appearance. Again non invasive
by Andy
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?
Replies: 10
Views: 1246

Which Bamboo is best as a hedge?

... a pic below for context (the Ceonothus is in the background behind the Trachycarpus). So, I was thinking about filling the gap with a nice looking bamboo. I don't mind it spreading a bit (though I will use a barrier), but don't want it to be ridiculously high - 2 - 3m would be ideal... Any suggestions? ...
by cordyman
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Today's acquisition ........
Replies: 20
Views: 1629

Re: Today's acquisition ........

... it a good drenching again. There should be some new culms now, all my fergesias are poking through like crazy. You'll know in a few years when a bamboo comes up in your kitchen :shock: :lol: :lol:
by Adam D
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Today's acquisition ........
Replies: 20
Views: 1629

Re: Today's acquisition ........

Great looking bamboo.

I wonder if it is Fargesia rufa?

I have one in my garden and it is a great performer. It isn't an upright bamboo, but doesn't flop either, rather it creates loads of volume up top and increases in volume.
by ConcreteJungle
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: NEW AT B&Q Exclusive bamboo!
Replies: 1
Views: 686

Re: NEW AT B&Q Exclusive bamboo!

Great for people in Australia! :lol:
by Yorkshire Kris
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: NEW AT B&Q Exclusive bamboo!
Replies: 1
Views: 686

NEW AT B&Q Exclusive bamboo!

It grows upside down!


:lol: :lol: :lol:
by acphm
Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Arundo donax
Replies: 27
Views: 2690

Re: Arundo donax

I am looking for a tall bamboo like grass to add to my garden and I think it is called Arundo donax. Does any one use it. I am looking for a tall variety. If anyone does use it I would be grateful for any info about height, hardiness, ...
by Tom2006
Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: your motivation and style...
Replies: 20
Views: 1479

Re: your motivation and style...

Lots of my friends think my garden is exotic. I dont see it until high summer. But I just love the evergreen lush feel that my bamboo trachies and tree ferns bring. Its the nearest I get to anything tropixal or exotic.
by huporhaha
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog
Replies: 299
Views: 18337

Re: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog

... A few spring pictures...... Particularly pleased with the Grevillea Victoriae - the first time it has flowered. The Fargesia Robusta was the first bamboo to wake up this year........new culm already over 2ft so fairly chuffed. Up here they often wait until May to show signs of life. Some of the ...