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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:45 pm    Post subject: black bamboo Reply with quote

Here is a black bamboo I have in a pot.

http://www3.picturepush.com/photo/a/5523351/img/Anonymous/bamboo.jpg

i wonder if i should cut it back. look a bit scraggly to me no new shoots and the end of the leaves are losing colour
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i dont think you should prune it but it looks like it may have dried out at some stage or it could be in a windy site.if it is dried out it would be good to water well and add a feed if it is in a windy site maybe move it to a more sheltered part of the garden
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

forest flame wrote:
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i dont think you should prune it but it looks like it may have dried out at some stage or it could be in a windy site.if it is dried out it would be good to water well and add a feed if it is in a windy site maybe move it to a more sheltered part of the garden
yes i do water and feed regularly. It does not seem to respond but not dying off either. static. thanks
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i thought i might plant some hedera and /heather or around the base of the
What feed would hedera need?would the feed for the bamboo be ok? it is miracle grow?

I have fed a hedera in a stand alone pot with tomato feed which i was feeding some window boxes with. It does not seem to be doing good. Did i make a big mistake?
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tomato food is great for bedding plants and tomatoes and gives a nitrogen boost to other plants but you would need a stronger food such as general purpose granular fertilizer for the bamboo. the hedera will thrive on any quality of soil.it will take a while for it to settle in to its new enviornment so i wouldnt worry
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

forest flame wrote:

. the hedera will thrive on any quality of soil.it will take a while for it to settle in to its new enviornment so i wouldnt worry
It seems to have a few brown leaves...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The hedera is thriving now
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My bamboo is now full of brownish leaves. could i feed it now. i think it is pot bound and when weather better might replant it in a bigger pot or make several small ones

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general purpose granular fertilizer
osmocote?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope this thead works as we have had this discussion before, I've seen worse yours looks like wind damage which is a regular occurance with Phyllostachys Nigra http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about5375.html
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
I hope this thead works as we have had this discussion before,
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

click on the link and it will bring you to the previous discussion on bamboo also checlk out http://www.stambamboo.com/frames_home.htm for more info on bamboos.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
click on the link and it will bring you to the previous discussion on bamboo also checlk out http://www.stambamboo.com/frames_home.htm for more info on bamboos.
ok thanks
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