Digging bamboo from ground.

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karl66
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Digging bamboo from ground.

Post by karl66 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:05 pm

Is there a particular time of year that is best for moving bamboo from one part of the garden to another?. karl.

Lazlo Woodbine

Re: Digging bamboo from ground.

Post by Lazlo Woodbine » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:05 pm

generally autumn..... but anytime but mid winter is usually ok.

Shooting season is best avoided... however on big plants a little damage to new culms shouldn't be a problem.


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Re: Digging bamboo from ground.

Post by jacko » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:40 am

late feb up to mid march is a good time too when they are dormant just before shooting times.as long as the weather isnt severely cold during this time.

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Re: Digging bamboo from ground.

Post by karl66 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:31 pm

Many thanks, i have a few large bamboos that need relocating now that my conifer hedges are slowly slowly being cut down. I may even buy some big buckets of well rooted spectabilis, as i know they can go into the ground more or less anytime if planted out straight from pots. I initially did'nt want to go down this route as i may end up with to much bamboo once it all takes hold!!. karl.

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