Bamboo Rhizomes under £10 delivered

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fieldfest

Bamboo Rhizomes under £10 delivered

Post by fieldfest » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:11 pm

just ordered these- might be of interest to peeps here:

http://www.ecrater.co.uk/search.php?cid ... oo+rhizome

i bought the 4x 6" ones

jonny

Re: Bamboo Rhizomes under £10 delivered

Post by jonny » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:45 pm

My god !! I had a truck load of this stuff last year after i dug it up out of some old dears garden for her. Could of made a few quid on ebay :lol: The only frustrasting thing about Nigra is that it does take quite a long time from a very small plant or rhizome to reach a decent size.

JungleNuts

Re: Bamboo Rhizomes under £10 delivered

Post by JungleNuts » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:59 pm

I second that .... whilst keeping our bamboos under control we have taken ton's of the rhizomes to the local council recycle centre ..... damn ! :)

fieldfest

Re: Bamboo Rhizomes under £10 delivered

Post by fieldfest » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:03 pm

damn you :lol:

i must admit i read the ad wrong- i thought the items were 6"x5" when i re-read after buying i see theyre 6"x0.5" so not too happy with myself...

how long would it take these roots to grow into a noticable size? icon_study

jonny

Re: Bamboo Rhizomes under £10 delivered

Post by jonny » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:14 pm

Probably about 5 to 6 years from such a small piece of rhizome and to get some decent size culms. After that growth rate will start to pick up. I think that you would be better off spending twenty quid more and getting something abit more established although you maybe happy to wait .

JungleNuts

Re: Bamboo Rhizomes under £10 delivered

Post by JungleNuts » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:28 pm

If it's any consolation, given the growth we have experienced over the last couple of years ..... come the end of this summer, you are welcome to come round (armed with sharp spade) and hack a section of our bamboo's .... :D

fieldfest

Re: Bamboo Rhizomes under £10 delivered

Post by fieldfest » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:10 am

am a bit annoyed i didnt read the listing properly, would rather buy a £40 8' tall one one from local centre. maybe i'll ebay them for a profit...

fieldfest

Re: Bamboo Rhizomes under £10 delivered

Post by fieldfest » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:53 pm

bit of luck- they decided they cant ship to the UK so refunded my order icon_cheers

now- someone said they throw away bamboo runners!!! :shock: fling some in my direction next time!!

icon_salut

jonny

Re: Bamboo Rhizomes under £10 delivered

Post by jonny » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:38 am

Fieldfest, if you are ever on the mainland you can pop over and i am sure that i could find you a few bits and bobs for free icon_thumleft I am about half hour from the Portsmouth ferry.

fieldfest

Re: Bamboo Rhizomes under £10 delivered

Post by fieldfest » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:08 am

jonny wrote:Fieldfest, if you are ever on the mainland you can pop over and i am sure that i could find you a few bits and bobs for free icon_thumleft I am about half hour from the Portsmouth ferry.
thats very kind of you, thanks

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