Will you protect your basjoos this winter?

Will you protect your basjoos?

Yes I will protect to retain height
27
66%
No I don't need to I live in mild area and they will keep height
4
10%
No I can't be bothered
2
5%
No I don't mind them being cut down to the ground
8
20%
 
Total votes: 41

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Re: Will you protect your basjoos this winter?

Post by Dave Brown » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:03 am

I will mulch around the base to protect any tiny pups, and some of the larger pups will be removed and put in the poly. The main stems can take their chances as they have only been frosted to near ground level in the last 2 winters. The growth rate even in this 'cool summer' year has still seen 10 to 12ft plants now.

Provided the growth point is not killed the stem very quickly regrows to its original height in just 2 or 3 leaves in spring. :wink:
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Re: Will you protect your basjoos this winter?

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:17 am

sanatic1234 wrote:Arlon got his through the winter last year with P-stem in tact. If i can remember right he used loft insulation, or though arlon will put me right if i'm wrong.
Spot on San icon_thumleft

i used 200mm loft insulation to protect the pstem, b&q £3 a roll stuff. On top of that i used breathable roofing membrane to keep it bone dry but allow any moisture out. Worked well.


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Re: Will you protect your basjoos this winter?

Post by SteveW » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:21 am

I broke my long established basjoo clump up in early spring this year as it was hugely congested and starting to take over the world :lol:
I kept 2 of the larger corm in situ and replanted the rest in various parts of the garden some of which are very shaded and don't see any sun in the winter months so these I'll protect with a huge mulch of well rotted manure courtesy of my mums many horses(if anyones local and wants some please feel free to fill your boots :lol: )
If it looks like we're going to get a reapeat of last year then I'll wrap when needed,but will uncover them as soon as


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Re: Will you protect your basjoos this winter?

Post by sanatic1234 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:27 am

I was told horse manure wouldn't work as a mulch as it will stay wet for too long? causing rot?
Best regards Aaron :)

Summer 2013 was a good one :-).

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Re: Will you protect your basjoos this winter?

Post by GoggleboxUK » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:35 am

None of the vote options really suited my intentions so I voted No, I can't be bothered as that is closest to what I'll be doing.

All mine are either bone hardy or potted so I'll either be doing nothing at all or just dragging the pots next to the house for added shelter and warmth.
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Re: Will you protect your basjoos this winter?

Post by Bob » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:12 pm

Las Palmas Norte wrote:"Will you protect your basjoos this winter?"

No.

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Re: Will you protect your basjoos this winter?

Post by Mr List » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:43 pm

Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:
sanatic1234 wrote:Arlon got his through the winter last year with P-stem in tact. If i can remember right he used loft insulation, or though arlon will put me right if i'm wrong.
Spot on San icon_thumleft

i used 200mm loft insulation to protect the pstem, b&q £3 a roll stuff. On top of that i used breathable roofing membrane to keep it bone dry but allow any moisture out. Worked well.
i have already bought everything for the straw method this year but your version sounds cheaper for next year.


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Re: Will you protect your basjoos this winter?

Post by Mo » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:30 pm

I'm not protecting this year. I never do a very good job anyway, and they always come through. I will mulch around the base though.


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Re: Will you protect your basjoos this winter?

Post by derrick » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:18 pm

The insulation i used was Sheep wool and hemp loft roll it was from a job i done. Glass fibre goes a bit mushy if wet but works ok .The sheep wool roll is in my garage so i will use again.Then i staple plastic to frame to keep water out its not hard to do


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Re: Will you protect your basjoos this winter?

Post by Rabbie » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:06 am

Am only protecting my single basjoo as its just a pup itself, its a house plant for now. icon_thumright


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Re: Will you protect your basjoos this winter?

Post by Rachelpalm » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:54 am

Hello
I have 2 nanas in pots with 3 pups each and I will drag them into my garage the end of Oct time to overwinter them. So I voted yes I will protect.


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Re: Will you protect your basjoos this winter?

Post by gabriel » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:00 am

I will be using loft insulation as i have some spare from the loft,and something waterproof on top,job done icon_cheers
if the stem survive's that's another story :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Will you protect your basjoos this winter?

Post by The Codfather » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:04 am

I will try to protect.........but as my dad allways say's........everything has 2 chances......its lives or dies.
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Re: Will you protect your basjoos this winter?

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:08 pm

gabriel wrote:I will be using loft insulation as i have some spare from the loft,and something waterproof on top,job done icon_cheers
if the stem survive's that's another story :lol: :lol: :lol:
If the stems not to big Gab, just invert a plastic bin or such like over it. Last year i used an empty compost bin


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Re: Will you protect your basjoos this winter?

Post by gabriel » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:51 pm

Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:
gabriel wrote:I will be using loft insulation as i have some spare from the loft,and something waterproof on top,job done icon_cheers
if the stem survive's that's another story :lol: :lol: :lol:
If the stems not to big Gab, just invert a plastic bin or such like over it. Last year i used an empty compost bin
It's around 6ft now...i might chop it a bit though...i was thinking maybe a bin bag to place on top icon_scratch


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