Bamboo shooting dates 2013

Neil Ziemski

Bamboo shooting dates 2013

Post by Neil Ziemski » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:25 am

Any shoots yet- it's a bit chilly I know but we must be close.
And does anyone feed and what with-I've heard it's best to feed just before shooting-will that make any difference?
Neil

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Re: Bamboo shooting dates 2013

Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:40 am

Nothing on any of mine yet but, you're right, it must be close.

I read that bamboos should be fed in Autumn as that is when they start to save up their energy reserves ready to unleash the new culms the following spring. I certainly feed mine well in autumn and not at all in early spring based on that belief.

It will be interesting to hear how others feed their boo.

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Re: Bamboo shooting dates 2013

Post by karl66 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:36 am

A few of mine are starting, fargesia maurelli, campbell, & phyllos Aurea, castillonis, inversa have all got mini shoots starting. my black bamboo is really slow & i may move it into full sun this year as its now in semi shade due to large tree's karl.

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Re: Bamboo shooting dates 2013

Post by Neil Ziemski » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:33 pm

Had a feel around the base of my robusta-as you do!!
A few shoots peeking through-yah!!!
Next in line is Rufa in my garden.
Neil

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Re: Bamboo shooting dates 2013

Post by miketropic » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:03 pm

the only one I have shooting so far is Plieoblastus viridistriatus and it is just starting. I have a gang of yellow groove but no shoots just yet. with the hot temps here the last few days it shouldn't be long.

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Re: Bamboo shooting dates 2013

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:55 am

Neil Ziemski wrote:Any shoots yet- it's a bit chilly I know but we must be close.
I several clumps of P. Nigra and Aurea scattered all over that have been shooting since around January time, albeit very slowly. The tallest shoots are on the nigra ( approx 4ft) but are thin , perhaps down to the fact they were split last year. The best , thickest culms are on the aurea clumps with the tallest about 3ft and more breaking thru......

Aurea taken early this morning .........
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The only other boo i have is rhyzome propagations of phyllostachys vivax aureocaulis and they've been growing slowly but steadily in a unheated greenhouse over the winter.

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Re: Bamboo shooting dates 2013

Post by Mr List » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:16 pm

robusta is the first

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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:13 pm

Mr List wrote:robusta is the first

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ditto

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Post by Mr List » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:13 pm

all the fargesias are shooting away here now.

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Re: Bamboo shooting dates 2013

Post by Tom2006 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:14 pm

My P. Nigra are doing nothing so far. I have mulched with some rotted manure to try and assist.
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

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Re: Bamboo shooting dates 2013

Post by fern Rob » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:10 am

Just one shoot so far, this time last year my bamboo had over 10.

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Re: Bamboo shooting dates 2013

Post by cordyman » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:23 pm

Robusta Campbell will put up pics later, a mini forest of culms!

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Re: Bamboo shooting dates 2013

Post by karl66 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:37 pm

Robusta campbell also doing well for here as well as maurelli jumbo, phyllostachy aurea doing well also! most other species very slow. karl.

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Re: Bamboo shooting dates 2013

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:42 pm

Chusquea culeou 21st April.

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Re: Bamboo shooting dates 2013

Post by Adam D » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:33 pm

One culm on my Fargesia robusta campbell.

Jeez it's slow in comparison to you guys down south, sigh!

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