Non-running bamboo's?

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Tessa

Non-running bamboo's?

Post by Tessa » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:41 pm

Need suggestions please!

~ Tessa

GoggleboxUK

Re: Non-running bamboo's?

Post by GoggleboxUK » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:55 pm

Fargesia, I particularly like the varities Simba and Jumbo.

I'll be putting more of these around my garden this summer.

Tessa

Re: Non-running bamboo's?

Post by Tessa » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:18 pm

GoggleboxUK wrote:Fargesia, I particularly like the varities Simba and Jumbo.

I'll be putting more of these around my garden this summer.
Jumbo sounds good. Simba too short. I need a bamboo to replace a large butia we lost this year. It will be used as a small screen in the back garden blocking the view from the back gate to the hot tub. I like that the Jumbo arches at the top. Descriptions say yellow canes and green canes. Which are you getting on your Jumbo?

Looks like Jungle Giants has a good deal on 10L Jumbo's @ £30.64 + ship. Anyone have a coupon code?

Still open for more suggestions. I need to replace lots of lost plants and bamboo's seem to be a front runner in replacing the larger focal specimens.

~ Tessa

GoggleboxUK

Re: Non-running bamboo's?

Post by GoggleboxUK » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:36 pm

It was the curving tops that I really liked too Tessa.

I was thinking about getting 2 yellow caned and one green Jumbo and planting the green one in the middle.

There's a good guide to clumping bamboo here:

http://www.bamboogarden.com/Hardy%20clumping.htm

You might like Fargesia nitida

;)

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Re: Non-running bamboo's?

Post by Adam D » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:59 pm

Fargesia scabrida is a really good and well-behaved performer.

Lazlo Woodbine

Re: Non-running bamboo's?

Post by Lazlo Woodbine » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:12 pm

Adam D wrote:Fargesia scabrida is a really good and well-behaved performer.

Gets my vote .... :)
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Laz

jonny

Re: Non-running bamboo's?

Post by jonny » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:59 pm

Some of my favourite ones that i am growing, Thamnocalamus Kew beauty and Gosainkund, Fargesia Angustissima, Fargesia jiuzhaigou 1, Fargesia Robusta and of course Borinda Papyrifera, Albocera and Lushienensis .

jonny

Re: Non-running bamboo's?

Post by jonny » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:04 pm

Scabrida looks really good too. I must check this one out!!

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