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by Alan_L
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: D minor 'Amoenus' upsize + friends
Replies: 4
Views: 2156

Re: D minor 'Amoenus' upsize + friends

Amazing. Love the blue of that last one too!
by Alan_L
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Castillion seedlings?
Replies: 4
Views: 5556

Re: Castillion seedlings?

Everything is inside the are of the existing culms? That seems unlikely if they're seedlings, as I'd expect seedlings to be a bit more dispersed. BUT, maybe the outlying seedlings got pulled or eaten or whatever, and only those "protected" inside the plant survived? I suspect the only way ...
by Alan_L
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Multiplex seeded
Replies: 2
Views: 1773

Re: Multiplex seeded

I think the seed needs to be planted when fresh for best results, as the seedlings around the plant seem to confirm. I've grown a few smaller runners from seed, and the plants did great. Dig up as many of those as you can and pot them up. When they're small they can take a fair amount of disturbance...
by Alan_L
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: shoot regrowth after deer damage
Replies: 3
Views: 2197

Re: shoot regrowth after deer damage

On my groves (with several escaped rhizomes), after I knocked over all out-of-bounds shoots the plant put out a few more shoots a few more times. It won't go on all summer though. My Phyllostachys aureosulcata (Yellow Groove) shoots late April. A couple of days ago it sent out another shoot in an ar...
by Alan_L
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: How should I tackle this?
Replies: 2
Views: 2001

Re: How should I tackle this?

I assume you have to reduce it for other reasons, not for the health of the plant -- because it looks great to me!

If you reduce from the inside, how is that making the plant smaller? It will still take up the same amount of width and probably height.
by Alan_L
Thu May 30, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: P. Henon?
Replies: 4
Views: 6034

Re: P. Henon?

I don't grow P. nuda, but those shoots look a lot like P. bissetii to me. I'm not great at this sort of thing though.
by Alan_L
Thu May 30, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Big vivax in north Mississippi
Replies: 10
Views: 3889

Re: Big vivax in north Mississippi

Out of curiosity -- when the culms get that big, are the rhizomes any bigger than when the culms were smaller?
by Alan_L
Wed May 29, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Big vivax in north Mississippi
Replies: 10
Views: 3889

Re: Big vivax in north Mississippi

I love seeing these types of posts, but get envious too.

Everybody measuring, but not one person climbing. ;)
by Alan_L
Sat May 25, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Help with ID of variegated bamboo
Replies: 3
Views: 4133

Re: Help with ID of variegated bamboo

Probably Pleioblastus viridistriatus. That intense color in the spring is so great!

This is a vigorous spreader.
by Alan_L
Fri May 17, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Bugs, beasts and diseases
Topic: exterior metal paint on plants - wash off or prune?
Replies: 2
Views: 1880

Re: exterior metal paint on plants - wash off or prune?

Don't get me started on contractors and plants...

If it were my plants I'd just leave them for a while and see what happens. You can always prune later if needed.
by Alan_L
Sun May 12, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Moles tunneling around bamboo
Replies: 11
Views: 3577

Re: Moles tunneling around bamboo

Just for reference, planting castor beans (Ricinus communis) does *not* effectively deter moles. I've grown these plants for a decade or more, and have seen on a couple of occasions a mole digging directly beneath a castor bean plant (before it got huge) causing the thing to rock back and forth.
by Alan_L
Fri May 10, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Moles tunneling around bamboo
Replies: 11
Views: 3577

Re: Moles tunneling around bamboo

Moles are not the problem, as they don't eat plants. The problem is shrews and voles that will use the mole tunnels afterward.

Smash the tunnels down as best you can and hope they move away soon. I'm not a fan of poisons or lethal traps.
by Alan_L
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Henon colour change?
Replies: 11
Views: 4061

Re: Henon colour change?

And you just made me miss my Ph. glauca 'Yunzhu'. :(
by Alan_L
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Fargesia 'Rufa' reinvigorate?
Replies: 20
Views: 7103

Re: Fargesia 'Rufa' reinvigorate?

Do you just dig from the edge, or from the middle too?
by Alan_L
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Growing bigger in small spaces
Replies: 1
Views: 1400

Re: Growing bigger in small spaces

Looks so good Brad! I seem to be doing the opposite: growing smaller runners in larger and larger spaces. (Darn polar vortexes!) . ;)