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by Tarzanus
Fri Nov 04, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Unknown Bamboo ID
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Unknown Bamboo ID

I intend to go there and check the.new.shoots or ask others to gather photos for me. It might be the only way to tell for sure. -5C could be, it's close to the coast and has a mild mediterranean climate. It can go down to -10C for a short time, but it is usually warmer. There are culms missing, a lo...
by Tarzanus
Fri Nov 04, 2022 5:38 am
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Unknown Bamboo ID
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Unknown Bamboo ID

It is like 200 years old villa with a very large garden. The owner was traveling around the world and brought all kinds of exotic plants back home. Some of the plants were brought there later by neighbors and new property owners. Exotic or not, all options are opened I guess. Any Phyllostachys would...
by Tarzanus
Wed Nov 02, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Unknown Bamboo ID
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Unknown Bamboo ID

I have visited a previously abandoned garden that is now being taken care of again. It got completely overgrown , there are 3 different species of bamboo and quite a collection of various trees, bushes and plants. I'm trying to figure out what bamboo this is... Bamboo seems to be an opened clumper, ...
by Tarzanus
Tue Nov 01, 2022 6:16 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Phyllostachys arcana 'Luteosulcata' Very pale Variegation
Replies: 73
Views: 40262

Re: Phyllostachys arcana 'Luteosulcata' Very pale Variegation

Mites are everywhere, I my bamboos have got them from birds that visit the canopy, because I haven't bought any bamboo especially not infected with bamboo mites. It is interesting that Spectabilis on contrary, has almost no mites on it. It was heavily infected a few years ago. I hope there is some s...
by Tarzanus
Sat Oct 29, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Phyllostachys arcana 'Luteosulcata' Very pale Variegation
Replies: 73
Views: 40262

Re: Phyllostachys arcana 'Luteosulcata' Very pale Variegation

It seems that culms of one of the seedlings are very variegated. They are yellow with green sulcus and random dark green striping.
https://cold-hardy.com/phyllostachys-ar ... oloration/
by Tarzanus
Thu Aug 11, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Is everyone’s Phyllostachys Nigra Flowering?
Replies: 15
Views: 4511

Re: Is everyone’s Phyllostachys Nigra Flowering?

Fredgpops, one of Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon' sprouted and is now in a pot. It hardly shot this spring, I hope it grows next year. It is just a regular green bamboo though, no special features yet.
None of other seeds germinated.
by Tarzanus
Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: red margin bamboo
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: red margin bamboo

Phyllostachys atrovaginata and Phyllostachys heteroclada comes to my mind..
by Tarzanus
Wed Jun 08, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering
Replies: 76
Views: 37222

Re: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering

These are first leaves that grow from the fresh shoot. Could be that oral setae appears on the branches a little bit later.
by Tarzanus
Sat May 21, 2022 4:49 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Graceful Bamboo Flowering
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Graceful Bamboo Flowering

You can try germinating the seeds and see if they are viable. It's very satisfying to see young bamboo grow from seed, but at the same time it can be frustrating, because it is a really slow process and some/most of them just struggle and never really take off. I miss growing bamboo seeds. I'm almos...
by Tarzanus
Sat May 21, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering
Replies: 76
Views: 37222

Re: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering

Moso shoots are not hairy in their juvenile form. They look exactly like the one one your photo. There is a way to find out if it's Moso. When the culm sheathes fall off, you can check culm if it's glossy or velvety texture. You can use magnifying glass to check for the fuzz. Leaves on Moso in its j...
by Tarzanus
Thu May 19, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering
Replies: 76
Views: 37222

Re: Phy Propinqua ‘Beijing’ Flowering

I think it is juvenile Moso shoot.
by Tarzanus
Sat Apr 30, 2022 5:59 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Should I buy it?
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Should I buy it?

I once did a mistake and shaved off Fargesia's above ground growth completely. What I got was 20cm tall tiny shoots in place of 2m tall bamboo. It never properly recovered, its divisions are now much more vigorous. By topping it completely, it loses a lot of vigor. With division it recovers after a ...
by Tarzanus
Sun Apr 10, 2022 6:16 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: potted bamboo
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: potted bamboo

Certainly, they look different.
by Tarzanus
Mon Apr 04, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Will my P. Japonica recover after flowering a few years ago?
Replies: 11
Views: 557

Re: Will my P. Japonica recover after flowering a few years ago?

Yes. The flowering culms will remain flowering as far as I know. You should cut off every culm that is flowering to save its energy. Hopefully it starts growing non-flowering culms and recovers. What caused it to flower is another question..
by Tarzanus
Sun Mar 27, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Winter roost, fertilizer boon
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: Winter roost, fertilizer boon

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aaNpJd ... p=drivesdk

That's how they 'sing'. :mrgreen:
And that was in april, things escalated during the summer. Sparrows make so much noise that you can't even distinguish individual sound, it's just noise. :D