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by Lazlo Woodbine
Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Bamboo Invasion!
Replies: 14
Views: 1462

Re: Bamboo Invasion!

I sympathise cod mate ..... I.ve been working on a customers big stand of pleioblastus Fortunei ..... been in years !
..... still at least i'm being paid by the hour for it!!


It demonstrates the massive benefits of just a little regular maintenance(1/2 times a year).


Laz
by Lazlo Woodbine
Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Bamboo Invasion!
Replies: 14
Views: 1462

Re: Bamboo Invasion!

Looks like sasa veitchii - which isn't good It also looks like its been there a few years - which is much worse! I would try digging out as much as you can first - hard job i know, but sasa's in common with most bamboo doesn't normally go deeper than 1-2ft. You can try treating the leaves - but you'...
by Lazlo Woodbine
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Bamboo garden - NGS - saturday 6th october
Replies: 8
Views: 888

Re: Bamboo garden - NGS - saturday 6th october

Looks great! Were there any examples of timber bamboos growing well so far north? The best in terms of thick culms would be the Ph Vivax Aureocaulis - which is the close up above. thickest were 3 ins + that stand was around 15 years old. there were over 100 species spread over 3 sites. lakeside,woo...
by Lazlo Woodbine
Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Bamboo garden - NGS - saturday 6th october
Replies: 8
Views: 888

Re: Bamboo garden - NGS - saturday 6th october

I couldn't make it today but hope it went well. Excellent weekend Kris - some awesome bamboos on display and met some really nice people. . DSCF0419x.jpg . DSCF0363x.jpg . DSCF0427x.jpg . DSCF0449x.jpg . DSCF0451x.jpg . DSCF0457x.jpg . DSCF0505x.jpg . DSCF0507x.jpg . DSCF0512x.jpg ..and finally ......
by Lazlo Woodbine
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Bamboo garden - NGS - saturday 6th october
Replies: 8
Views: 888

Re: Bamboo garden - NGS - saturday 6th october

Yorkshire Kris wrote:I might make it.

Would be good to meet you Kris ..... :)


Come on jacko!! .... I'm sure you'd fancy it?? ..... 8)


Laz
by Lazlo Woodbine
Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Bamboo garden - NGS - saturday 6th october
Replies: 8
Views: 888

Bamboo garden - NGS - saturday 6th october

Nr. Richmond. North Yorkshire... :D

http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/gardenfin ... x?id=25700

Plus Bamboo Society AGM ... 11.00am

I'll be there!! ........ icon_cheers icon_cheers


Laz
by Lazlo Woodbine
Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: a question from the bamboo newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 885

Re: a question from the bamboo newbie

The USA has loads of excellent bamboo nurseries - way ahead of us here in the UK .... :(

If you fancy a large leafed Sasa ... go for tsuboiana - much better behaved .... :D

Laz
by Lazlo Woodbine
Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Borinda Hardiness Update?
Replies: 14
Views: 987

Re: Borinda Hardiness Update?

Simba wrote:
Lazlo Woodbine wrote:Anyone else got any good Borinda pics?
Sadly, not me...but your pix are inspiring to anyone that fancies trying to grow a Borinda.... icon_thumleft

Cheers Simba ... :)

If i can get away with it up here in Northumberland - anyone can!

Laz
by Lazlo Woodbine
Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Borinda Hardiness Update?
Replies: 14
Views: 987

Re: Borinda Hardiness Update?

Anyone else got any good Borinda pics?
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Laz
by Lazlo Woodbine
Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Phyllostachys aurea, in a pot or planted in the ground?
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Re: Phyllostachys aurea, in a pot or planted in the ground?

root pruning only really becomes a problem if you dont do it annually.... late autumn is the best time after they have finished growing for the season.


Laz
by Lazlo Woodbine
Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Castillonis'
Replies: 15
Views: 1637

Re: Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Castillonis'

yep. definitely not as hard as the vivax equivalents .... but lovely plants ... even in Northumberland!


My inversa is actually doing better than the std .castillion.


Laz
by Lazlo Woodbine
Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: new to bamboos and it just gave me a work out
Replies: 34
Views: 2684

Re: new to bamboos and it just gave me a work out

Jacko's right ... you need to reduce the height drastically ... otherwise they will either die or take years to get established.

It's like anything, your rootmass must be balance by the top growth.


Laz
by Lazlo Woodbine
Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: ID bamboo please
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Re: ID bamboo please

Yep ,first is robusta 'Pingwu' much greener culms than std robusta ie: campbell ... the nitida is labeled correctly... :wink:


Laz
by Lazlo Woodbine
Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Need help choosing bamboo .. Fargesia ??
Replies: 12
Views: 897

Re: Need help choosing bamboo .. Fargesia ??

Fargesia robusta Campbell is a good looking bamboo and well behaved. If you like the look of Fargesia try Fargesia scabrida as well. They are said to be clump forming bamboos, but I have read that the clumps just get slowly bigger and bigger each year. They aren't going to run and spread like crazy...
by Lazlo Woodbine
Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Fargesia jumbo/ campbell.
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Fargesia jumbo/ campbell.

It really depends how olld the plants are. If ther'e young and quite small I wouldn't remove too much foliage. However if they are well established you can be quite ruthless - take out up to a third of the culms - oldest first as these will tend to be the shortest with more congested branching. obvi...