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by dependable
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Seeds available
Replies: 52
Views: 5478

Re: Seeds available

Hi Fred,

Hope things are OK with you fire/smoke wise.

I got seeds this weekend, hope to get some planted today. Will report on germination rate.

Thanks, Jon
by dependable
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Seeds available
Replies: 52
Views: 5478

Re: Seeds available

I just resent PM. please let me know if you did not get it.

Thanks, Jon
by dependable
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Seeds available
Replies: 52
Views: 5478

Re: Seeds available

Hi Fred,

Hope you got my PMs.

Thanks, Jon
by dependable
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Potential problem with bissetii in containers
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: Potential problem with bissetii in containers

I agree that those look OK. Aside from normal leaf drop, there is often yellowing or thinning of leaves after transplant. They may also shed some leaves if the density of planting is increased. If the pots had a little room around them, this would be less of a factor. Your potential problem in long ...
by dependable
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Fargesia ID?
Replies: 4
Views: 4928

Re: Fargesia ID?

I'd guess F robusta, only because that is the only Fargesia I have that regularly sends up shoots that far out of clump.
by dependable
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Setting up, base for a raised flower bed?
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: Setting up, base for a raised flower bed?

^^^ What he said, but I'll answer your question about the "membrane" or root barrier; a 60 mil barrier 24-30 inches, say about 2/3 - 3/4ths a meter deep, will block running bamboo rhizomes (running roots). However, the bamboo will not do well if roots are enclosed in too small an area, so ...
by dependable
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Would like an ID on this timber bamboo
Replies: 11
Views: 5104

Re: Would like an ID on this timber bamboo

Those leaf tips in picture are on a culm in thriving part of grove, it's diameter around 2.5 inches, just the one I had a picture of. The runners producing newer smaller culms have similar leaf tips to your picture.
by dependable
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Would like an ID on this timber bamboo
Replies: 11
Views: 5104

Re: Would like an ID on this timber bamboo

Below is a picture near base of vivax culm cut last winter due to toppling since roots were up against the barrier. Might not be as thick what you have, but proof they can be thicker and stronger than reputation once well established. I don't fertilize them any more, which might be a factor too. Lik...
by dependable
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Would like an ID on this timber bamboo
Replies: 11
Views: 5104

Re: Would like an ID on this timber bamboo

Looks like the vivax shoots I have, both regular and aureocaulis. I'm not sure vivax completely deserves its reputation for being weak and thin walled. It was that way indeed for the first ten years or so, but the culms coming up now are markedly stronger and thicker. We get snow and wind here, now ...
by dependable
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Where did I mess up?
Replies: 7
Views: 1204

Re: Where did I mess up?

I'll concur that F robusta can take full sun, at least around here. One thing I have seen is that some culms will die in newly planted divisions because the rhizomes they were on or near were damaged during division. Even if they do not make it, the division as a whole will probably be fine.
by dependable
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Odd and specific planting question
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: Odd and specific planting question

If it is a running bamboo, you would need the trench and barrier. If it is in fact a clumping bamboo, you should be fine if the trees are not in completion with the roots. As you noted, the root mass on clumping bamboos dense and tight enough to out compete most anything it is in direct contact with.
by dependable
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Flowering update
Replies: 9
Views: 1980

Re: Flowering update

The only mass flowering of a Phyllostachys I have witnessed first hand was P flexiosa. In that case, younger rhizomes at the edges of groves sent up little "survivor shoots". All mature culms in the grove died after flowering. I had permission to dig as many of the shoots as I wanted from ...
by dependable
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Flowering update
Replies: 9
Views: 1980

Re: Flowering update

If anyone gets some P nigra or Hennon seed, I'd be interested in some. Also willing to do viability tests on any fresh bamboo seeds if anyone has some and does not want to bother, will pay shipping/handling.
by dependable
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: When do you trim old culms?
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Re: When do you trim old culms?

If you are trying to grow the planting, don't trim them at al until they start to loose color or past prime.

If you are trying to maintain at around present size, I'd go for pruning later in summer, or perhaps fall or winter.
by dependable
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: suitable bamboo variety for bamboo bottle
Replies: 1
Views: 677

Re: suitable bamboo variety for bamboo bottle

Whatever bamboo is available to you which has large enough diameter culm, would be my guess.