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#1 Walter John

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 02:44 AM

This bamboo is the first of my bamboo group to really begin to burst into growth so far. Is anyone else growing this bamboo ?, recommend you give it a try, it's a tight clumper, medium grower with a graceful habit.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 03:16 AM

I got a real large sprouted branch from a mate . Its been potted up and looks great .
Will be planting it out in the new year as part of my noise abatement program.
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#3 ariscott

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:27 PM

yes... I have one!! growing really well now... getting to a good height.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 03:16 PM

I have one in the ground.first year,and it put out about 10 new shoots.bambusa lako 2 years in the ground,3 new shoots
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Posted 31 October 2010 - 03:30 PM

Wal,

My gracilis is my best performing bamboo. It put up 10 new culms this fall and they are topping out at about 10 feet or so with a 3/4 inch diameter at base. The 3 year old clump now had ove 30 culms from the 3 I planted. I expect the next years culms will finally be tall enough to start arching like the mature plant should.
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Posted 31 October 2010 - 05:21 PM

Wal,

My gracilis is my best performing bamboo. It put up 10 new culms this fall and they are topping out at about 10 feet or so with a 3/4 inch diameter at base. The 3 year old clump now had ove 30 culms from the 3 I planted. I expect the next years culms will finally be tall enough to start arching like the mature plant should.



I totally concur John.
My gracilis is frost, drought, wind and rabbit proof.....it stays green all winter in an exposed location, grows without extra water in our dry sand and always looks good - a stellar plant. Tougher than the ventricosa and multiplex planted next to it.

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#7 Walter John

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 03:32 PM

13 days later those new canes are shooting up big time. I've turned this side garden into an easter island theme..

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 08:51 PM

We planted about 60 of them from small 300 pots up at the farm at Childers just over two years ago, it really goes fast and fills in well to form a wind break, we planted at about 1 meter apart.

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#9 Walter John

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 04:52 PM

Incredible Bruce, here's another update on mine, photo taken this morning. These guys are fast.

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 11:25 AM

Wal,

I'm up at tha farm and here are a couple of updated photos from yesterday, they have certainly filled out in the past 3 months.

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I'm going to pick up some Malay dwarf to plant this weekend

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 12:17 PM

I'm going to pick up some Malay dwarf to plant this weekend

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Is the one at the old butcher shop still growing well ?
Down near the Post Office Hotel .
Lovely windbreak Bruce
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Posted 25 November 2010 - 06:12 PM

Went by the Olde Butchers Shoppe this morning but didn't see any Malay Dwarf around, will have a bit more of a scout around.

Windbreaks are essential around Childers...............

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 01:26 AM

I got a real large sprouted branch from a mate . Its been potted up and looks great .
Will be planting it out in the new year as part of my noise abatement program.


Mate,
I read a Dept of Forestry report on field tests somewhere, a couple of years ago, testing noise abatment . It virtually said that no plant works a reducing noise. It must be solid, thick solid fence with a closed tight fitting solid gate or earth wall or American redwoods hip to hip,no gap. They did say however that the sight of plants between the noise source and people made people feel better and not 'notice' the noise as much, although the recording instruments told a different story. I'm not saying don't plant, just that the other parts of your program may be more important than you realized.
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