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Bamboo

Discussion in 'NEW Gardeners !' started by martin-f, Jan 4, 2017.

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    OMG!!! :thud: :thud: :thud: Please can you submit that, in bold, in CAPITALS, in triplicate, and forward it to Mr "M"? :love30:

    :shhhh: (I've been telling Mr "M" that for *years* but will the blighter take any notice? :rolleyes: ) :heehee:
     
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    • martin-f

      martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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      Update, lots of leaves have fallen off them from the top, there planted where strong cold westerly winds hit them,

      Ones showing signs of new growth :) ive been looking forward to watching it grow, it will be interesting race to 10ft sunflower V bamboo,

      This particular plant is about 10ft, a new shoot should reach this height + in around two months from what ive read.

      Time to start feeding them.
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      • Philcw1984

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        Looks very good, what are you planning on feeding them?

        Phil
         
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          martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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          Hi Phil, I'm quite sure I read tomato food was as good as anything ? what would you recommend please ?.
           
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            Chicken pellets are good.
             
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              I was thinking chicken pellets as mine form part of a large hedge
               
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                Thank you guys I will get them some, they have grown a good inch today.
                 
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                  Blimey its gone mad, Monday
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                  Today
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                    martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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                    I cant believe how much energy the bamboo has, truly amazing how it can produce this growth so quick.
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                      Crikey, it's not hanging about is it?! Looking good :thumbsup:
                       
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                        Nitrogen based fertiliser. But I personally think water is good enough! Haha! Water, water and water and at least 5 hours of sunshine. If the compost has got loam, clay. That a lovely bamboo.Could be Bambusa vulgaris or Phyllostachys vivax f. aureocaulis. The latter is a clumpster, not a runner. I so want to have one of these.
                         
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                          Thank you, when I planted them up in the blue barrel early this year I put a full bag of compost with feed in each pot, I will start feeding next week, some of the new shoots a really fat compared to the older ones,

                          No sign of the black bamboo sprouting yet, I will keep a eye out.
                           
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                          Funny thing is that when I bought my bamboo from a well known mailing company, it came black and now I was told that I didn't have phyllostachys Nigra. Now I know why. When the bamboo shoots were young, they were black and then turned green. Another thing is that I bought a Chusquea Culeo from RHS Chelsea plant sales. Now I have been told I haven't got that either! LOL! Very frustrating. To this date, I still don't know if I have Chusquea Culeo.
                           
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                            martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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                            Oh dear, I bought mine from Homebase so it could be anything lol,

                            Look at it today M :yikes:
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                              You feeding it Vi-agra!!!!????? :yikes:
                               
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