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by Van-isle-bamboo
Sun May 13, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Phyllostachys nigra variegata
Replies: 111
Views: 43892

Re: Phyllostachys nigra variegata

Looking good m8. I’ve got mine planted in the ground now. Super excited to see what it turns into.
by Van-isle-bamboo
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Sleeping buds / GA3
Replies: 0
Views: 1578

Sleeping buds / GA3

I’ve sourced a really rare Bamboo rhizome that has lots of buds on two sides of the rhizome but they are firm and darker. They don’t seem rotten but seem older. Has anyone used GA3 for wakening up Bamboo buds? This is and edulis species so it’s already a tricky Bamboo to propagate. Thanks I’m advanc...
by Van-isle-bamboo
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Phyllostachys nigra variegata
Replies: 111
Views: 43892

Re: Phyllostachys nigra variegata

Here’s the new leaves. I’m seeing small shoots still. Probably and upsize of about 2x last year. Still really small though. There is a sulcas and two branches per node right now. Older tiny culms are blackening. The culms are rough to me. Maybe..... soft but more rough. At this point I’m still cluel...
by Van-isle-bamboo
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Phyllostachys nigra variegata
Replies: 111
Views: 43892

Re: Phyllostachys nigra variegata

Good to hear yours is doing well.

Mine is shooting too inside the heated GH. The culms are a small small upsize from last year. Nothing really that’s showing me that’s its nigra yet. I’d like to be able to see nice shoots with the classic nigra look to them.

I’ll post some pics later.
by Van-isle-bamboo
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bamboo shoots 2018
Replies: 94
Views: 22098

Re: Bamboo shoots 2018

When do Borinda shoot relative to other species? It might be the only genus of bamboo I have that is not currently shooting, I assumed they would shoot such as Fargesia does, generally ahead of the Phyllostachys. Ah, yes, my Dendrocalamus are not shooting either. I find my borinda shoot way late. T...
by Van-isle-bamboo
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon'
Replies: 8
Views: 2611

Re: Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon'

Nice photos.

I didn’t know you were in Victoria! I would of drove down and met up.

Lots of mite damaged Bamboo in the PNW. It’s really too bad.
by Van-isle-bamboo
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bamboo shoots 2018
Replies: 94
Views: 22098

Re: Bamboo shoots 2018

Shooting now are.... Fargesia scabrida and plain robusta, edulis gold stripe has just decided pop up but there reallly isn’t enough ground temp to get things going. A few others are going in the GH. Borinda albocerea Yunnan 3a, KR 5287, KR 7613. I’ll post some pictures when I’m back around the boo.
by Van-isle-bamboo
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Fargesia scabrida shooting
Replies: 7
Views: 3992

Re: Fargesia scabrida shooting

Awesome Evan!!

I love this time of year
by Van-isle-bamboo
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: How not to get rid of a bamboo stand?
Replies: 8
Views: 3660

Re: How not to get rid of a bamboo stand?

Guess for me is that the bamboo will just pierce up through it. Waste of money and time. It almost would of been the same price to just get a small machine in there and dig it all up. Now he’ll have useless weed barrier in a few years.
by Van-isle-bamboo
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Does a collection become a obsession
Replies: 22
Views: 7419

Re: Does a collection become a obsession

All excellent responses and I’ll be considering lots of the suggestions myself. For me I’ve opted to go for collecting the super rare ones now. Rare for Canada I guess and the USA as well. Europe seems to be inundated with amaing Bamboo. Over the pond here it’s a battle to find anything unusual. Clu...
by Van-isle-bamboo
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Does a collection become a obsession
Replies: 22
Views: 7419

Re: Does a collection become a obsession

Lovely collection. Even if it’s an obsession I think it’s fine as long as it doesn’t interfere with family / health/ work. It’s far better being addicted to buying Bamboo then using drugs or drinking in excess. I know I find my garden and plant obsessions a place to get away from the fast pace of ev...
by Van-isle-bamboo
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Fargesia scabrida shooting
Replies: 7
Views: 3992

Fargesia scabrida shooting

The Fargesia scabrida has always been my earliest shooting Bamboo. Despite this cold recent event here on the Island it has been a warm late winter. Scabrida started shooting two weeks ago but very very slowing.
by Van-isle-bamboo
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Fargesia sp. Jiuzhaigou IX photos?
Replies: 19
Views: 7890

Re: Fargesia sp. Jiuzhaigou IX photos?

Great color wind-borne on that!
by Van-isle-bamboo
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Phyllostachys nigra variegata
Replies: 111
Views: 43892

Re: Phyllostachys nigra variegata

And more. The leaves are very small on this.
by Van-isle-bamboo
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Phyllostachys nigra variegata
Replies: 111
Views: 43892

Re: Phyllostachys nigra variegata

I think it’s Nigra as well. Moso’s can’t take the abuse that this thing has been through to get here. But I wouldn’t complain either if it was an edulis. I’d actually be happier haha.

Here’s some more pics.