climbers in bamboo

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growing climbing plants into and up bamboo plants

yay
5
45%
nay
6
55%
 
Total votes: 11

Mr List

climbers in bamboo

Post by Mr List » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:37 pm

I personally don't like it when my climbers start to get into my bamboos.
they weigh them down and start to look scruffy imho.
what does everybody else think?

allangreenbean

Re: climbers in bamboo

Post by allangreenbean » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:42 pm

I'm in the nay camp, not nearly strong enough to hold a climber.

I think bamboo looks best on its own and climbers scrambling over a fence/wall/shed just the way nature intended :lol:

Mr L. I have tried growing Clematis armandii to replicate what you have done but mine keeps browning from the ground up.

I don't seem to have much luck with Clematis so tend to stick with Everygreen Lonicera such as 'Copper Beauty'.

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Re: climbers in bamboo

Post by Tom2006 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:45 pm

I have to tie my P nigra up anyway due to the wind and rain they wouldn't stsnd a chance with climbers.
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fern Rob

Re: climbers in bamboo

Post by fern Rob » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:39 am

I suppose it depends on the size of the plant.

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Re: climbers in bamboo

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:48 am

allangreenbean wrote:I'm in the nay camp, not nearly strong enough to hold a climber.

I think bamboo looks best on its own and climbers scrambling over a fence/wall/shed just the way nature intended :lol:
I think you'll find climbers will climb up anything they come across, as they naturally twine around things, scramblers need something to grab hold of.
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flounder

Re: climbers in bamboo

Post by flounder » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:39 am

I've had to say yay, it does depend on the climber and the bamboo but I prefer the natural(lazy) look

charliepridham

Re: climbers in bamboo

Post by charliepridham » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:40 pm

viticella type clematis keep getting into them here and it looks OK and as its annual growth its gone again for winter. It has always surprised me that they manage to do it without damage to either themselves or the Bamboo
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Simba

Re: climbers in bamboo

Post by Simba » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:42 pm

Thats a beautiful photo Charlie, and when anyone sees that, how can they vote into the no camp.

Mr List

Re: climbers in bamboo

Post by Mr List » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:22 am

because it isn't the full picture of what it actually looks like, just a close up of pretty flowers.

cordyman

Re: climbers in bamboo

Post by cordyman » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:30 am

How about my chilean glory vine going up the Robusta Campbell in the early september video?

campbell strong enough not to even flinch at the delicate glory vines tendrils and superlight weight, plus lovely red flowers heading up to the sky. Wasn't even intentional but the vine headed that way :lol:

Heavy climbers like clematis etc i'm not sure about.

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Mr List

Re: climbers in bamboo

Post by Mr List » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:21 am

your video is what prompted this post :oops: :oops:

Nathan

Re: climbers in bamboo

Post by Nathan » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:28 am

Yay icon_thumright I have a Mandevilla laxa growing through my bamboo & I think it looks great...

cordyman

Re: climbers in bamboo

Post by cordyman » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:59 pm

Mr List wrote:your video is what prompted this post :oops: :oops:
but chilean vine tis such a dainty delicate climber, my boo's arn't even phased by it icon_cheers

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