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by Markj
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: How are Phyllostachys prominens & P shanghai 3 sizing up
Replies: 13
Views: 6570

Re: How are Phyllostachys prominens & P shanghai 3 sizing u

S3 - it's not a big grower here, pretty much keeping up with the bambusoides. It's not in the same league as Vivax/parvi/iridescens etc Would Atrovaginata be included in that league, Markj? How does it measure up? Thats a tough one for me as mine is planted in an out of the way spot with competitio...
by Markj
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: New leafs on old culms yellow help needed please
Replies: 10
Views: 5225

Re: New leafs on old culms yellow help needed please

out of all the bamboos I grow Parvifolia is the greediest bar none and if it's not well fed it goes yellow pretty quick. It probably gets double the feed of any equivalent plant - it really is a seriously hungry plant. A rich soil means nothing to this plant it'll deplete that in a few weeks when it...
by Markj
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Exchanges
Topic: Wanted P. Edulis, F.Fungosa. UK.
Replies: 3
Views: 4874

Re: Wanted P. Edulis, F.Fungosa. UK.

FWIW- All my edulis forms died in winter 09/10- and I can't say they were exactly thriving at the time either so I haven't bothered replacing them. And as far as I know a lot of the small seed raised Fungosa plants seem a tad tender when small as well so if your gonna plant one of these out might be...
by Markj
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: How are Phyllostachys prominens & P shanghai 3 sizing up
Replies: 13
Views: 6570

Re: How are Phyllostachys prominens & P shanghai 3 sizing u

Hi Deane , just got your Pm -will have a look round :wink: prominens is doing rubbish here, I'd be embarrassed to even post a pic :oops: S3 - it's not a big grower here, pretty much keeping up with the bambusoides. It's not in the same league as Vivax/parvi/iridescens etc Nice looking though, I thin...
by Markj
Thu May 25, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Fargesia dracocephala
Replies: 35
Views: 17978

Re: Fargesia dracocephala

After reading about 'White Dragon'- I've just remembered that I planted one out a few years ago, gawd knows what happened to it but I haven't seen it for a good few years :? Will have to have a good search around tomorrow to see if theirs anything left - although I'm not exactly sure where I planted...
by Markj
Mon May 22, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Fargesia dracocephala
Replies: 35
Views: 17978

Re: Fargesia dracocephala

Very rare to find the up to date names used here :oops:
by Markj
Mon May 22, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Website Suggestions and Notes
Topic: We will be changing hosts
Replies: 3
Views: 4642

Re: We will be changing hosts

seconded :D
by Markj
Mon May 22, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Bugs, beasts and diseases
Topic: Fungus?? Groves dying?
Replies: 11
Views: 7955

Re: Fungus?? Groves dying?

Also keeping the grove clean, not letting any rotten canes decompose on the soil and cutting out half dead stuff and burning the lot.
by Markj
Mon May 22, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Think my Phyllostachys Iridescens is going to seed
Replies: 19
Views: 9953

Re: Think my Phyllostachys Iridescens is going to seed

Hi Deane, used to sell/give away a fair bit- but some seem to under a fungus attack which has limited it lately. Is their anything your particularly interested in?
by Markj
Mon May 22, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Bugs, beasts and diseases
Topic: Fungus?? Groves dying?
Replies: 11
Views: 7955

Re: Fungus?? Groves dying?

Fungus sucks big time, been battling one for the last ten years :shock:

Tried a stack of stuuf over the years but the only thing that really seems to help is liming the soil and copper sulphate soil drench.

Hope you get it under control.
by Markj
Sun May 21, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Bugs, beasts and diseases
Topic: Is this bamboo mite?
Replies: 11
Views: 6514

Re: Is this bamboo mite?

Spotted this bamboo mite damage whilst on holiday/vacation down in the south of France, in a garden not far from la bambouseraie :cry:



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by Markj
Sun May 21, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Think my Phyllostachys Iridescens is going to seed
Replies: 19
Views: 9953

Re: Think my Phyllostachys Iridescens is going to seed

Heres a old pic, been posted on here already- quite distinctive features :lol:

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by Markj
Sun May 21, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Think my Phyllostachys Iridescens is going to seed
Replies: 19
Views: 9953

Re: Think my Phyllostachys Iridescens is going to seed

The plant is very small which won't help but even if it does pull through you've got a few years of looking at a almost dead plant :shock: My patience for this has dwindled away to almost nothing, so anything here going full flower mode is cut down pretty quick ( by that I mean a year or two :roll: ...
by Markj
Fri May 12, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Think my Phyllostachys Iridescens is going to seed
Replies: 19
Views: 9953

Re: Think my Phyllostachys Iridescens is going to seed

That would be my guess as well, it's also widespread here as well.
by Markj
Thu May 11, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Think my Phyllostachys Iridescens is going to seed
Replies: 19
Views: 9953

Re: Think my Phyllostachys Iridescens is going to seed

Hi- I'd put money on it being incorrectly labled, the true plant is actually hard to find here :evil:

If theirs any new shoots popping up nows the time to check.