Bamboo for claysoil

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Bamboo for claysoil

Post by kracker » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:48 pm

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
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Re: Bamboo for claysoil

Post by grub » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:56 pm

All of my Boos are on heavy clay Will icon_thumright
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Re: Bamboo for claysoil

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:07 pm

As long as you improve the soil with manure and some grit if very heavy then they should romp away with all the nutrients and water that clay soil provides.


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Re: Bamboo for claysoil

Post by jacko » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:57 pm

yes as kris says.try and improve the spot with drainage material and plenty of well rotted manure and mulches.they do like plenty of water but dont like to be drowned,moist is just right.
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Re: Bamboo for claysoil

Post by fieldfest » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:18 pm

my p. aurea is in clay with only a bit of peat soil improver dug in and it has romped away this year no problem


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Re: Bamboo for claysoil

Post by kracker » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:35 pm

Thanks for the replys guys i have been to a nursery today and found a bamboo stuck in the back feeling sorry for itself and needed some TLC so i asked how much he wanted a 2 .5 meter tall timber boo he wanted £15 thoght that was a bargain so i have cut the root ball in half and it is currently in soak with feed ... icon_salut
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Re: Bamboo for claysoil

Post by Mr List » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:55 am

you can use clay soil to help keep bamboo where you want it also,

dig out the bit you want it to stay in and stamp down the clay under it.
when you fill the hole with a loose soil that bamboos like they will tend to stay in the right place.


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Re: Bamboo for claysoil

Post by eddie » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:55 pm

I noticed that my pseudosasa tends to stay in it's place in clay, and sends out runners in less heavy soil.

So maybe a clay soil is actually better for bamboo in smaller gardens, less need to put in rootcontrol barriers
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Re: Bamboo for claysoil

Post by kracker » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:52 pm

So for a root control barrier how deep could we say is deep enough today in tescos they had heavy duty laundry bins the type with handles on about 20 inches deep £2.97 each icon_thumleft but idealy im sure a rubbish bin would be more suitable or a may just pot up until spring next year icon_sunny icon_sunny icon_sunny
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