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by Markj
Tue May 09, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Bugs, beasts and diseases
Topic: Is this bamboo mite?
Replies: 11
Views: 6518

Re: Is this bamboo mite?

Hi all, I planted nine Fargesia Robusta plants in March 2016, two of which were the variety pingwu and came from a general nursery rather than one dedicated to bamboos. Anyhow, those two were the first to show signs of very obvious leaf discolouration. Could someone take a look at the pictures and ...
by Markj
Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bring Vivax back to good health
Replies: 16
Views: 6162

Re: Bring Vivax back to good health

If it were mine I would. You want the plant storing energy for next year, not messing around with top growth that won't make it through the winter anyway. Young plants are notorious for this, they do grow out of it though. Any late growth here gets chopped, even biggish stuff 2+" from the late ...
by Markj
Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bring Vivax back to good health
Replies: 16
Views: 6162

Re: Bring Vivax back to good health

That's not good.
by Markj
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Sorry but another id please
Replies: 8
Views: 3718

Re: Sorry but another id please

Are the new culms glossy smooth or textured/rough in any way :?:
by Markj
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Help to id please
Replies: 9
Views: 4840

Re: Help to id please

Semiarundinaria yashadake 'Kimmei'
by Markj
Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Planting Phyllostachys Vivax now ?..
Replies: 11
Views: 4413

Re: Planting Phyllostachys Vivax now ?..

I have the opposite problem :roll: - if I dig a hole for planting it fills with water :D
by Markj
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Planting Phyllostachys Vivax now ?..
Replies: 11
Views: 4413

Re: Planting Phyllostachys Vivax now ?..

needmore wrote:
Mark, where the heck have you been! Good to see you back though I think you owe us about 2 years pf new photos :drunken:



Amazing how time flys Brad :roll: , only seems like a month or two.

Been a good summer here so plenty of pics to follow :D
by Markj
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Planting Phyllostachys Vivax now ?..
Replies: 11
Views: 4413

Re: Planting Phyllostachys Vivax now ?..

We can plant here all year round, it's a tad harder in the summer as you'd have too water now and then. But planting now is probably the best time, the soil is warm it rains every week and its three months till a 'possible' cold snap' which may last a day or two at most. So the plant will establish ...
by Markj
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Planting Phyllostachys Vivax now ?..
Replies: 11
Views: 4413

Re: Planting Phyllostachys Vivax now ?..

Probably the best time of the year.
by Markj
Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Harbin'
Replies: 10
Views: 3210

Re: Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Harbin'

I neglect mine TBH, seems to do OK here though. http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo102/Markj/20150401_124220_Burst01_edited_zps8shwl7ru.jpg http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo102/Markj/20150401_124337_edited_zps2xr3ha3d.jpg http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo102/Markj/20150401_140238_edited_zp...
by Markj
Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Boo Shoots for 2014
Replies: 273
Views: 49790

Re: Boo Shoots for 2014

Hi - Forgot to put it in the post :roll:

It's Phyllostachys iridescens.

It's a little frilly...

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by Markj
Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Phyllostachys Viridglaucescen Bamboo Growing Problems
Replies: 8
Views: 3446

Re: Phyllostachys Viridglaucescen Bamboo Growing Problems

At 53º N sunlight or a lack there of will be the greatest issue. Your plant is native to a climate with a much stronger sun angle so I'd expect "clumping bamboo" like behavior and a much slower overall growth rate. Your climate is much more suited to the Fargeisa, Borinda, Yushina, and Ch...
by Markj
Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Boo Shoots for 2014
Replies: 273
Views: 49790

Re: Boo Shoots for 2014

Ph. arcana 'Luteosulcata'

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by Markj
Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Boo Shoots for 2014
Replies: 273
Views: 49790

Re: Boo Shoots for 2014

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