Bamboo Sized Pot

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Bamboo Sized Pot

Post by Simba » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:57 pm

Just wondering, if I placed a 15l pot of H.Shirosima into a tub which measures 66cms in diameter, how long is it likely to take before it out grows the tub..? :lol:

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Re: Bamboo Sized Pot

Post by redsquirrel » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:09 am

havent a clue with boos but the ones ive seen that need re-potting normally look rediculously mis-shapen icon_thumleft
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Re: Bamboo Sized Pot

Post by Adam D » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:08 am

At a guess I would say 5 to 7 years.

Trying to get a 66cm diameter rootball out of a pot would be fun as well when the time comes!

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Re: Bamboo Sized Pot

Post by Simba » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:19 am

5 years would do nicely for me.... :D

I could keep bamboo contained, lift the tub (because it will be sunk into the soil) divide the rootball, and replant for the next 5 years..... :lol:

That is my plan anyway.

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Re: Bamboo Sized Pot

Post by Adam D » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:32 am

My logic behind my answer is as follows:

Your 15 litre pot will be about 20cm across and the boo will grow 5cm in each direction every year, so the rootball will go 20cm, 30cm, etc. and in the 5th year it will hit the pot but will keep growing, but after a couple years of this it will start to get a bit pot bound.

I had one of these bamboos when I lived up in Perth and they were very pretty, but I found they grew outwards more than some other bamboos and after a period of time will take up a lot of space.

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Re: Bamboo Sized Pot

Post by Simba » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:21 pm

Adam D wrote:I found they grew outwards more than some other bamboos and after a period of time will take up a lot of space.
That is what I suspected, so if I can keep Shiroshima contained for a few years, I have the ideal spot in a raised bed to replaced a mushed Cordy..... icon_thumleft

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Re: Bamboo Sized Pot

Post by The Codfather » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:45 pm

I here people saying get clumping bamboo & grasses....... is there such a thing or do they all get out of control......I would love some in my garden but I am currently digging some form of bamboo out of the garden that is everywhere...in the lawn under the fence and into next doors garden.
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Re: Bamboo Sized Pot

Post by Adam D » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:02 pm

Most of the Fargesia are clumpers, although scabrida can form quite a thicket given time (it is a lovely bamboo though).

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Re: Bamboo Sized Pot

Post by Simba » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:08 am

OK, my next question would be, anyone know where I can source some very large pots at a very reasonable price...? :D

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Re: Bamboo Sized Pot

Post by Markby » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:43 am

Hi Simba,
I get my big plastic pots with handles from http://www.hartcanna.com/ and the prices seem pretty good to me (discounts for quantity) - they have some monster pots you could even use for a pond or bog garden...

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Re: Bamboo Sized Pot

Post by Mr List » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:17 am

i just bought a 66cm pot from b&q for £13 than went into wilkos later that day to find them at £9 :roll:

wilkos ones are nicely decorative too

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Re: Bamboo Sized Pot

Post by Simba » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:27 pm

It was the B&Q ones that I had my eye on, Wilkos here haven't yet started putting out the gardening stuff.....are they the same dimensions though....?

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Re: Bamboo Sized Pot

Post by Gareth Davies » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:16 pm

Simba wrote:It was the B&Q ones that I had my eye on, Wilkos here haven't yet started putting out the gardening stuff.....are they the same dimensions though....?
The sort of big pots availbale from the likes of Wilko and B&Q will not last 5 years and withstand being mauled about with a great big bamboo in them! I brought some proper black ones with handles from a nursery in Scotland off ebay. They were £15.00 each and are the size you require. OK, they're not very pretty but they are extremely durable.

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Re: Bamboo Sized Pot

Post by Mr List » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:29 pm

i didnt measure up the wilko ones properly 'cause i was a little miffed at having already bought the more expensive one.

i would say the wilko pot had less taper toward the base.
have you not got one of the old black plastic bins from before wheelie bins?
that would work great for something like this.

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Re: Bamboo Sized Pot

Post by Simba » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:44 pm

Mr List wrote:have you not got one of the old black plastic bins from before wheelie bins? that would work great for something like this.
Crikey...!! I am not digging a hole that flipping deep mate...... :lol:

No, my intention is to sink a couple of large pots into a raised bed, which will be easy enough, but as the pot fills with rootball, I will lift the pot, divide the rootball, wash and repeat every few years.... icon_thumleft

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