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 Post subject: Shoots and stuff
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:04 am 
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Pleioblastus maculatus shoots, shooting like a Pleioblastus, far and often

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Phyllostachys sp. 'Shanghai 3', surely a form of Phy dulcis, already at the edge of the island, looks like rhizome pruning time this year

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Borinda fungosa, fall shoots leafing out now, I suspect the spring crop might exceed 3-4m? Big growth in one year from a 5 gallon pot with a few culms.

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Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr' on the right and Bambusa ventricosa centered, this one keep bellying and as such is staying short and lush.

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 Post subject: Re: Shoots and stuff
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:27 am 
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It looks like your plants are really thriving!

How often do you have to irrigate during the summer?


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 Post subject: Re: Shoots and stuff
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:50 pm 
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Last summer was first summer for everything so I gave essentially a daily soaking to everything for a few months running.

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 Post subject: Re: Shoots and stuff
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:48 am 
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Nice, it will likely be 5 or 6 weeks until I see my first shoots.


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