some bamboo pictures

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The Codfather
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Re: some bamboo pictures

Post by The Codfather » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:11 pm

OK so I have some small bamboo's in pots ready to plant out this year all being well. At the moment there are lodas of fine, thin canes in the pots......are you meant to this these out so there are only a few better one's to promote them to growing thicker\stronger ?
AKA - Martin

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jacko

Re: some bamboo pictures

Post by jacko » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:15 pm

if they are small plants then dont prune yet until a few years in the ground.if there are obviously some dead canes and dead branches you can prune them off.

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Re: some bamboo pictures

Post by The Codfather » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:40 pm

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AKA - Martin

Wish list - Big Palms or Dicksonia antarctica's but open to anything really.....Cash Waiting !

Kristen

Re: some bamboo pictures

Post by Kristen » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:29 pm

jacko wrote:check out yorkshire kris's thread further down titled 'super thick bamboos!'theres a link there that shows you how big this monster can get. :shock:
Just in case anyone else is interested I found this thread:

http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... 10&t=11843

jacko

Re: some bamboo pictures

Post by jacko » Sun May 27, 2012 9:30 am

some update photos for you.my nigra is the star of the show at the moment with around a dozen culms much bigger than ever before.spectabilis has produced about 70 odd culms :shock: and is doing its 'kinky' thing again.this warm weather has really brought them on.nothing on my yellow aureocaulis vivax but about six appearing on the huangwenzhu vivax.
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Trudytropics

Re: some bamboo pictures

Post by Trudytropics » Sun May 27, 2012 9:37 am

Very impressive Jacko, this warm spell is definitely have a good effect on bamboos :D Love the kinky one and I have to say that last picture does not look like an English garden, looks like a holiday photo from an exotic location. Well done Jacko, they are stunning.

GoggleboxUK

Re: some bamboo pictures

Post by GoggleboxUK » Sun May 27, 2012 9:42 am

Wow, those dog-legged bamboo look crazy! Never seen that before.

:lol:

grub

Re: some bamboo pictures

Post by grub » Sun May 27, 2012 9:43 am

Way ahead of me Jacko, the warmer weather though has started to kick things off icon_cheers

Lazlo Woodbine

Re: some bamboo pictures

Post by Lazlo Woodbine » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:38 pm

Some serious activity going on there jacko mate .... :D

Lovely job ....

Excellent day today .... My dear wife has secured tickets and accommodation for 'Bamboo nutters day' with PW down in Norfolk ..... Best birthday present ever .... icon_cheers icon_cheers


Laz

cordyman

Re: some bamboo pictures

Post by cordyman » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:11 pm

Never seen your garden before Jacko LOVE IT :D :D

How old is it?

And the super thick bamboo when was this planted?


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Doubt anything could stand in the way of that culm! fences, concrete etc etc :shock:

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Re: some bamboo pictures

Post by Adam D » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:41 pm

Lots of really strong growth happening there Jacko!

It looks great mate :)

jacko

Re: some bamboo pictures

Post by jacko » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:11 pm

cheers folks, cordy 2008 when i started going for a bamboo jungle.p.nigra being the exception as ive had that nearly 10 years.my huanwenzhu vivax has produced around 10 culms so far with one quite chunky one.nothing on aureocaulis vivax yet.some more pics.
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Re: some bamboo pictures

Post by jacko » Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:02 pm

cordy,the huangwenzhu vivax was planted in march 2009.from 7ft to 25ft in 3 years it truly is a plant with muscle :lol:

cordyman

Re: some bamboo pictures

Post by cordyman » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:51 pm

jacko wrote:cordy,the huangwenzhu vivax was planted in march 2009.from 7ft to 25ft in 3 years it truly is a plant with muscle :lol:

how happy would these be in a root barrier? and what size barrier would be needed icon_scratch

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Re: some bamboo pictures

Post by jacko » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:07 am

not sure cordy but theres a good article here on root barriers http://www.bamboogarden.com/barrier.htm

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