Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland

Bamboo for Long Narrow Container on North Facing Wall


 
Most Recent Posts funny
Last post: tagwex
Skimmia seed wanted
Last post: Brendankearns
At last! A garden joke. (except maybe it's not a joke!)
Last post: Ado 2
2016 Vegetable quizz.
Last post: Greengage
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
ciaranlan
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 02 Jul 2008
Posts: 9
Location: Galway

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:35 pm    Post subject: Bamboo for Long Narrow Container on North Facing Wall Reply with quote

Hi All,
I want to plant something along a 12 ft long, north facing wall on my patio. I was thinking of some tall and light bamboo (max 10ft high) in a long wooden container (approx 1ft wide) Does anyone know which type would be best. I prefer the smaller leaved species that spread but not clump.
Regards,
Ciaran

_________________
Ciaran
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sedum and Sage
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 21 May 2011
Posts: 18
Location: Skryne

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I have seen bamboo planted in a container as you describe, and unfortunately while it seems to do ok for a year or 2 they eventually run out of space and die. Unless someone else knows of a variety that can survive with limited room for root growth?
Apart from that I can't really think of another plant that would fit the bill. Sounds like a fairly tricky planting conundrum. What about virginia creeper on the wall and evergreen ferns underneath?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
tippben
Rank attained: Vegetable garden tender


Joined: 15 Jan 2011
Posts: 896
Location: north tipperary

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is possible to divide bamboo and repot. When it gets very pot bound, You can hack it into clumps with something machete like, or a very sharp axe. Then put about half back in, and repot with fresh compost. You can pot up the leftovers, give them away, or throw them away. If you want, you could buy a couple of larger specimens, in maybe 30l pots,and hack them into half or quarters. This makes planting easier, and would save you money. We used to do this regularly to propagate bamboos, like black bamboo, and golden Phyllostachys. The main difficulty with containerised bamboos is making sure they get loads of water. Slow release fertiliser helps too, as they are very hungry.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2016 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)