Questions aboout bamboo

  • 14 Replies
  • 5129 Views
*

Foxy

  • Guest
Questions aboout bamboo
« on: November 11, 2008, 22:59 »
would like to plant some bamboo -a few questions....
Can I plant this time of year? Part of the garden is a bit boggy, would bamboo be OK with this???
Many thanks!!! :D

*

Yorkie

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: North Yorkshire
  • 24301
Questions aboout bamboo
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008, 18:42 »
Afraid I can't answer the specific questions but make sure you either have space for it to become rampant, or you get a variety that doesn't try to take over...!
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

*

PinkTequila

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire
  • 101
Questions aboout bamboo
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2008, 19:38 »
plant it in a large plot else you will regret it or plant some black bamboo, but all bamboo cab become invasive, very invasive. Ortherwise yeah plant it now,

*

mrs bouquet

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Worthing,West Sussex
  • 3940
Questions aboout bamboo
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2008, 19:53 »
Hi, I have several bamboo in my garden, but from a previous experience, I only grow them in containers.  They might get off better if you wait till early spring.  (see if you can find somebody who is dividing a plant).
When it is established,  cut off all the growth  on the stems to about 1/3rd
that will reveal your beautiful stems and make a wonderful specimen.
You will have to divide it about every 3rd year, so you will need to take it out of the pot/tub and literally saw it into the size you want to repot.  It may sound like hard work, but believe me, it will be much easier than a garden completely overun.  Good Luck.  Mrs Bouquet
Dux Femina Facti

Sometimes my mind wanders, if found please return.

*

Foxy

  • Guest
Questions aboout bamboo
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2008, 20:54 »
thank you all for your answers -just one more thing, anyone know what soil bamboo prefers??? :D

*

babe

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: near ipswich
  • 4137
  • elvis king of chooks
Questions aboout bamboo
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2008, 21:03 »
Quote from: "Foxy"
thank you all for your answers -just one more thing, anyone know what soil bamboo prefers??? :D


any with plenty of panda poo mixed in   :D

*

Foxy

  • Guest
Questions aboout bamboo
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2008, 12:23 »
Quote from: "babe"
Quote from: "Foxy"
thank you all for your answers -just one more thing, anyone know what soil bamboo prefers??? :D


any with plenty of panda poo mixed in   :D


woohoo babe!!! You found me!!   :lol:  :lol: wont be long and we will be bounced out the gardening forum..... :roll:  :lol:

*

mrs bouquet

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Worthing,West Sussex
  • 3940
Questions aboout bamboo
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2008, 14:43 »
Quote from: "babe"
Quote from: "Foxy"
thank you all for your answers -just one more thing, anyone know what soil bamboo prefers??? :D


any with plenty of panda poo mixed in   :D


Babe, that has really made me laugh, so I am going to see if I can get some to add to my bamboo tubs, any thoughts about where to try  :lol:  :lol: , (OH has suggested I try the back of the Fiat Garage  :roll: ) Regards,  Mrs Bouquet

*

babe

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: near ipswich
  • 4137
  • elvis king of chooks
Questions aboout bamboo
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2008, 23:31 »
Quote from: "mrs bouquet"
Quote from: "babe"
Quote from: "Foxy"
thank you all for your answers -just one more thing, anyone know what soil bamboo prefers??? :D


any with plenty of panda poo mixed in   :D


Babe, that has really made me laugh, so I am going to see if I can get some to add to my bamboo tubs, any thoughts about where to try  :lol:  :lol: , (OH has suggested I try the back of the Fiat Garage  :roll: ) Regards,  Mrs Bouquet


they must sell it Mrs B, i know they sell lion poo in the garden centres.  i think its great how they teach lions to poop in the boxes.

could always ask at the foxes bisquit factory  :D

and FOXY, what do you mean gardening forum.... i thought this was just a chicken website  :shock:

*

Foxy

  • Guest
Questions aboout bamboo
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2008, 23:35 »
ohh gawd babe I am hiding out here.....if Auntie spots us.... :roll:  :roll:

*

babe

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: near ipswich
  • 4137
  • elvis king of chooks
Questions aboout bamboo
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2008, 23:37 »
if we talk quiet, she wont see us.  :D

*

Trillium

  • Guest
Questions aboout bamboo
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2008, 19:55 »
Quote from: "babe"
...any with plenty of panda poo mixed in   :D


 :lol:  :lol:  Good one babe.

*

SG6

  • Guest
Questions aboout bamboo
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2008, 07:49 »
Have a read of this place:
http://www.fulbrooke.co.uk/
In a small place near to Newmarket.

I bought 4 bamboos from them some years back, good prices and good plants. One of the species I bought was Fargesia murielae. Another was of the Fargesia species also. I bought two of one type and one of another. The fourth was the black bamboo.

The two of the same type have sort of given up, grew well for 5-6 years, flowered and stopped. The other bamboos are going fine.

All are clumb forming and after 5-6 years none have done anything other then stay in a clumb.

Concerning soil, didn't really expect them to grow well as the soil I have them in is not great and can dry out, heavy. Mulch it as oftan as I can remember to. If they are surviving with me then should make it almost anywhere.

*

Foxy

  • Guest
Questions aboout bamboo
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2008, 11:16 »
thanks SG6 - didn't realise you could get so many varieties! :D

*

r1bazza

  • New Member
  • *
  • Location: East Cambridgeshire
  • 35
Questions aboout bamboo
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2008, 15:05 »
check this site out;
 
  http://www.hardybamboo.com/

  We have a few 'boos in the garden and has been mentioned you have to keep an eye on them as they do go 'walkies'.
  To be honest i would wait until spring now,bamboos are very hardy but i don't think they would like going in cold ground.
Once upon a time I could control myself



xx
How to get rid of Bamboo

Started by supagranz on General Gardening

14 Replies
5247 Views
Last post May 17, 2009, 22:42
by Broadhaven
xx
bamboo

Started by chickpeacurry on General Gardening

2 Replies
1575 Views
Last post February 14, 2016, 10:25
by chickpeacurry
xx
Bamboo.....

Started by mobilekat on General Gardening

9 Replies
2740 Views
Last post April 20, 2014, 17:22
by Lulu
xx
Bamboo

Started by JohnB on General Gardening

5 Replies
1645 Views
Last post May 13, 2011, 13:32
by mrs bouquet
 

Page created in 0.091 seconds with 36 queries.

Powered by SMFPacks Social Login Mod
Powered by SMFPacks SEO Pro Mod |