Bamboo.

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karl66
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Re: Bamboo.

Post by karl66 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:05 pm

cordyman wrote:There all runners Karl !
Where do they run :lol: .

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Re: Bamboo.

Post by cordyman » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:37 pm

all over your lawn and neighbours garden :lol:

cordyman

Re: Bamboo.

Post by cordyman » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:39 pm

Adam D wrote:
cordyman wrote:Lazlo i love borinda and was going to buy one but read they're not too hardy
There are now quite a few different ones available, see http://www.junglegiants.co.uk as they have a good selection.

I bought a Borinda macclureana KR5602 from them last spring and planted it out in April 2010. It was hit hard by the last winter and completely defoliated, but the culms have all put new leaves on this year and is looking pretty good now.

I put the defoliation down to being fairly recently planted and the extreme cold, a set of circumstances that should not really happen again.

Thanks Adam,

my local nursery has

http://www.mulu.co.uk/plant_info.php?id=986

and

http://www.mulu.co.uk/plant_info.php?id=965

I sooooooooo want one :shock: look at that colouration, clumping too icon_cheers

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Re: Bamboo.

Post by karl66 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:47 pm

cordyman wrote:all over your lawn and neighbours garden :lol:
Cordy, the 3 types of bamboo i bought are sold as none invasive, If you buy bamboo with big leaves such as Japonica, then you could be in trouble. In truth any bamboo that is not chopped & trimmed will eventually become invasive. karl.

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Re: Bamboo.

Post by karl66 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:48 am

We have an area at the one side of our patio which we need to create some privacy but the bamboo must live in pots permantly. Not bothered colour wise, but must grow very upright & have thin canes. Any suggestions?. karl.

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Re: Bamboo.

Post by jacko » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:56 am

Phyllostachys Vivax Aureocaulis is a big bamboo, mine is 25ft in just 2 and a half years from a 7ft plant in 2009.so be careful with this one.

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Re: Bamboo.

Post by karl66 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:27 pm

I've got plans to put bamboo down the side of each fence, this would total about 90ft of bamboo hedging. Whats the best one to create a total screen & how far apart would they need to be planted. karl.

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Re: Bamboo.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:49 pm

Fargesia rufa for a 2m hedge or robusta for a taller one.

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Re: Bamboo.

Post by cordyman » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:56 pm

Concur think robusta is more upright habit too!

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Re: Bamboo.

Post by grub » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:56 pm

karl66 wrote: Cordy, the 3 types of bamboo i bought are sold as none invasive, karl.
Karl all the Bamboos run even the supposedly well behaved Nigra http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... lit=empire

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Re: Bamboo.

Post by Dim » Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:26 pm

grub wrote:
karl66 wrote: Cordy, the 3 types of bamboo i bought are sold as none invasive, karl.
Karl all the Bamboos run even the supposedly well behaved Nigra http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... lit=empire
thats what I have learned on a large international bamboo forum .... i.e. over time, even clumping/non-invasive bamboo will spread ....

the way they recommend to plant is, is to dig a 4 foot deep trench around the area where you do not wish the bamboo to spread, and then use a 2mm root barrier on both sides of the trench

I have never yet planted bamboo, but would love to plant some in a garden suited (I do a bit of landscaping)

cordyman

Re: Bamboo.

Post by cordyman » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:48 pm

grub wrote:
karl66 wrote: Cordy, the 3 types of bamboo i bought are sold as none invasive, karl.
Karl all the Bamboos run even the supposedly well behaved Nigra http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... lit=empire
grub how long would it take fergasias to become invasive?

grub

Re: Bamboo.

Post by grub » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:44 pm

I think Fargesia stay quite tight (mine have so far) but the clump expands at an alarming rate :shock: .

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Re: Bamboo.

Post by cordyman » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:56 am

grub wrote:I think Fargesia stay quite tight (mine have so far) but the clump expands at an alarming rate :shock: .
that i can cope with :) Hence all my bamboo are pretty much Fargesia variety. icon_thumleft

The Phyllo's Karl has bought are invasive by running rhizomes though which will travel distances to spread?

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