fargesia robusta autumn shooting

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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:03 am

Just noticed mine shooting this.

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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by cordyman » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:36 pm

Image


today noticed a nest of sexy culms!

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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:47 pm

cordyman wrote:Image


today noticed a nest of sexy culms!

Cordy you've saved me the trouble of taking a photo as mine look exactly the same. icon_thumleft

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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by jacko » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:09 am

looking good cordy icon_salut

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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by cordyman » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:11 pm

whats even more impressive its like that round every side of the plant icon_cheers

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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by jacko » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:28 am

it is a great sight,even more so when they've grown and you get the green white checkerboard pattern it really stands out.
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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by cordyman » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:40 am

can't wait for the checkerboard action icon_thumright


its only been planted a year too. the new culms look a lot wider.

wonder if the 15 odd musa and ensete leaves i mulched with over winter were of any benefit?

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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by The Codfather » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:05 pm

every time I see these pics Jacko...I keep saying I need some of them !!!!
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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by Adam D » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:25 pm

I noticed that a few had started to pop up on my robusta this weekend, they are only an inch or so high at the moment, a couple of weeks behind you chaps down south.

I have one question about my robusta though and that is it has a lot of leaves up top and most of them have been partially burnt and it looks a bit tatty to be honest (it has actually come off the worst of all of my bamboos over the last two winters). How many of these leaves can I remove to tidy it up and avoid the new culms aborting? I am thinking of cutting just those off that make it flop over a bit.

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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by jacko » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:23 pm

yeah cordy they will be bigger this year than last,and yes i use old banana leaves as mulch too :lol: adam i find those leaves that are half burnt eventually fall off and get replaced by new leaves as spring unfolds and by summer looks completely refreshed with new foliage.i did what you suggest for afew years pruning every half burnt leaf and ultimately it was a waste of time as the leaves got replaced anyway as the season progressed.by all means prune out some old weaker or thin culms and obvious dead bits.as for aborting its unlikely because the rhizomes are fully charged this time of year,they can abort if the plant is too dry,plenty of water this time of year.you can prune the ones that flop over no problem i do this all the time to keep the garden path clear if anything flops over it gets pruned.

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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by Adam D » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:19 pm

Thanks for the reply Jacko icon_thumright

I will leave them alone and just go for the floppy ones.

I must admit that I am surprised by the tattiness of it in comparison to my other Fargesia rufa and scabrida.

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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by jacko » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:53 pm

most bamboos look tatty this time of year.this year its my yellow vivax that looks tatty but there are loads of leaf buds swelling up ready to replenish the foliage.heres a pic of my robusta in feb 2010 it looked a mess but by july it was lush and green again.
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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:16 pm

Funny, all my bamboos foliage looks ropey except on the yellow vivax which is perfect.

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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by cordyman » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:27 pm

i'm going to do a foliage check tomorrow icon_thumleft

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Re: fargesia robusta autumn shooting

Post by Simba » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:40 am

My two Huangwenzhu are lovely and lush, but inbetween them a Vivax Aureo is tatty..
P.Nigra is tatty yet P.Spectablis is lush.
Fargesia Wolong & Scabrida look great but F.Jiuzhaigou looks awful....

It's a funny ol' game.... icon_scratch

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