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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:08 pm    Post subject: Moving Bamboo? Reply with quote

Hi,

I have and love 2 kinds of bamboo in the garden, they survived the 2 recent harsh winters, so i know they are super hardy, however can I dig some up and move at this time of year like a tree or better waiting till spring/summer?

Delighted to get a bit of advice please?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm certainly not an expert but I would be inclined to move them in a warm week somewhere near the end of February, taking ALL the rootball complete with earth. I wouldn't move them after the beginning of April and it's a bit cold to be doing it now: anyway the rhizomes are formed in the autumn so it's a bit soon to be moving them.

The first year after they are moved, they normally stall and then they get going again the following year.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye, wait until growth starts. It's grass. You wouldn't try laying a lawn in winter, would you? I'd strongly recommend laying butyl pond liner vertically. at the limits you want the plant to reach. Go at least 18" deep, and leave a lip above ground. Then you can cut of any runners with loppers. Bamboo will expand, and expand, and expand. Even "clump forming" forms: they never say how big the clump is going to be. Definitely, as much water as you can give it.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Moving Bamboo? Reply with quote

[quote="I love Trees!!!"]Hi,

I have and love 2 kinds of bamboo in the garden, they survived the 2 recent harsh winters, so i know they are super hardy,

Would you by any chance know the Names of these Bamboos...I'm looking for hardy ones to fit into a Coastal Garden but no Garden Center will risk naming any hardy enough to survive the N/W Region...I'm willing to try any Specie with no backlash if they fail...

Thanks...Dave.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two ones that should survive a windy coastal site are

Bissetti

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Pseudosasa Japonica. (This one is a runner.)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many Thanks...I've been trying for several years and your the 1st to name any...I'll wait til' Spring...then again I may give myself a belated Christmas Present and purchase them and keep them in the Workshop til' planting time...the Shop is fully insulated...Nice one.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.stambamboo.com/

http://www.stambamboo.com/shop/phyllostachys-bissettii/

http://www.stambamboo.com/shop/pseudosasa-japonica/

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just tried to enter your suggested Sites only to be told "Your attempt to enter a Malicious Web Site has been blocked"...never mind...I'll look up the Plants on Explorer...once I have a few Names I'm happy... Thanks again for your help...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I have Pseudosasa japonica and Phyllostachys aurea. they are both beautiful, the japonica is clump and the aurea is a runner, but easy to control. I have them mixed into a hedge, the aurea is very tall, I'd say about 15 foot tall now, but has been getting taller every year, its possible to cut to size so no need to worry.

When planted first they need plenty of water, but as soon as established they need nothing. They look beautiful, sound delightful, and dance in the wind creating real drama in the garden. the best thing i have ever planted!

Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Info...along with Kindredspirit's help I now have 3 types...armed with those I'll check out my supplier tomorrow....Cheers.
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