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by Markj
Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Foxtail needs moving
Replies: 6
Views: 3081

Re: Foxtail needs moving

johnw- Could still end up a fargesia :roll: The 'foxtail' name is a common one here it's often used on this one ( and others like Yushania anceps ), the plant enjoys the climate here so much that the older culms are often so heavy in leaf that they bend right over to resemble.... Guessing the spread...
by Markj
Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Foxtail needs moving
Replies: 6
Views: 3081

Re: Foxtail needs moving

Hi- Cut an unwanted stem and check whether it's hollow or solid- if it's hollow then the above advice works well :D If it's solid then it's more than likley~ chusquea culeou, a plant often called 'foxtail bamboo'. Moving an established plant pretty much results in a dead one a short while later, it ...
by Markj
Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Sinobambusa tootsik 'Albostriata' hardiness
Replies: 6
Views: 2293

Re: Sinobambusa tootsik 'Albostriata' hardiness

It's not hardy enough for here, the leaves fry around -4~-6 the branches soon after, the culms hold on a little longer but develop black/brown blotches that spoil the look. Vigorous at the root though so has always come back strongly even after repeated cut backs and our poor summers. Ends up about ...
by Markj
Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Chusquea gigantea
Replies: 10
Views: 5387

Re: Chusquea gigantea

Theirs a few selected seedlings :wink: Very nice they are too, hard too get though as 99% of them are crap... Gonna need a separate thread to stop hijacking this one though :blackeye: Here's a taster pic or two... http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo102/Markj/DSCF0369_edited.jpg http://i366.photobu...
by Markj
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Chusquea gigantea
Replies: 10
Views: 5387

Re: Chusquea gigantea

Sirius, in that spot I'd of gone for gigantea- it's a great plant all round, it will really stand out there :D But, whoever told you it's hardier than culeou is either lying or very much mistaken, it's quite widely known amongst many folks that the opposite is true, culeou is far hardier. Gigantea i...
by Markj
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Leaf color question
Replies: 16
Views: 4227

Re: Leaf color question

No trouble with soil/ph here, it's just that the Phyllostachys like it warmer and sunnier than the climate here provides ( Many still to shoot and yet it's July :?: ) they just sulk a little, high N feeds will get them greened up but then comes unwanted rhizome growth. On the other hand all the Mont...
by Markj
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Leaf color question
Replies: 16
Views: 4227

Re: Leaf color question

Got (had) the same problem here, I use an Iron supplement which 'greens' them up real good, takes a little while but they look way better. It's a pure FE feed which is great as theirs no unwanted effect from other elements like N and you can use it whenever it's needed. It's quite cheap over here a ...
by Markj
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Chusquea gigantea
Replies: 10
Views: 5387

Re: Chusquea gigantea

With this damp, cloudy weather of late it won't be long till it doing it job. Quite a vigorous plant when it gets going here. :D

And a dam nice one too....
by Markj
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Parvifolia~ Uk Style
Replies: 18
Views: 6748

Re: Parvifolia~ Uk Style

Are they in full sun? That made me laugh :D I suppose it would be if the darn thing ever popped out - It's been so cloudy here that their was even a national press article expressing Doctors concerns that the lack of sunlight might lead to an increase of rickets amongst kids :!: It hasn't been quic...
by Markj
Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Parvifolia~ Uk Style
Replies: 18
Views: 6748

Parvifolia~ Uk Style

Amazing how this dam plant grows here, it just soooo cold and wet. It's probably rained everyday so far this summer :( The average temp for the whole of June was just 14c with most nights and some days in single figures... At least the ferns are looking good :wink: Parvifolia at least doesn't seem t...
by Markj
Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Third season Shanghai 3 and Parvifolia
Replies: 31
Views: 10956

Re: Third season Shanghai 3 and Parvifolia

:D Looking good :D

Unachievable growth rates as compared to here or your place in France.

Gonna have to keep those rhizomes in check though :mrgreen:
by Markj
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: multch trench
Replies: 5
Views: 1840

Re: multch trench

I've done a few here and had no problem only going down 8/10 inch or so. The trench dose flood though so that might help :roll:

Rhizomes are far less vigorous here in our cool soil conditions.
by Markj
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Shoots where you don't want 'em...
Replies: 10
Views: 2768

Re: Shoots where you don't want 'em...

benboo wrote:Is that last one a Parvifolia?

Yep :D
by Markj
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: some of my boos
Replies: 15
Views: 4929

Re: some of my boos

Looking good :D

My Gigantea was top killed two winters ago, even though it's pretty vigorous it's gonna be a while till it's looking good again :cry:
by Markj
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Shoots where you don't want 'em...
Replies: 10
Views: 2768

Re: Shoots where you don't want 'em...

This tie's putting up a fight :D


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