Oh me culms.................

Lazlo Woodbine

Re: Oh me culms.................

Post by Lazlo Woodbine » Tue May 17, 2011 10:26 pm

Fargesia scabrida .... out grows all my robustas ... and rufas.

Closer to the nitida in terms of culm colouration.


Laz

jacko

Re: Oh me culms.................

Post by jacko » Wed May 18, 2011 8:50 am

the more mature the bamboo the more effective it gets at becoming a windbreak.soon as its dense enough it will support its new culms with the old culms.the problem is if the culms are taller than the main canopy and its windy during late may and june the culms are still on the soft side and can snap.i've used guy ropes in the past to try and prevent snapping but it isnt always successful.tying the bamboo up into a bunch while the culms are developing for a few months has worked for me before i managed to save 12ft spectabilis culms this way.tie it up into a bunch about two thirds up and half way.not too tight.this stops a lot of whipping about in the wind.

huporhaha

Re: Oh me culms.................

Post by huporhaha » Wed May 18, 2011 8:57 am

Thanks Jacko, sounds a good idea - a nice job for me to do on a blustery morning :wink:

cordyman

Re: Oh me culms.................

Post by cordyman » Wed May 18, 2011 9:59 pm

Fargesia scabrida - i want some of these for pots, love the red colour!

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