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by justin venter
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Yellowing of leaves?
Replies: 4
Views: 2317

Re: Yellowing of leaves?

Thanks Dependable and Oobmab.
The information and help I get on these forums is great.

Cheers
:D
by justin venter
Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Yellowing of leaves?
Replies: 4
Views: 2317

Yellowing of leaves?

Hi all My Golden Bamboo has started to show yellowing of leaves but not with even distribution of yellowing over the whole plant. At the moment it is one leaf per lateral branch. I have not seen this before. The bamboo has been in my garden for about 3 years and was bagged up because we are moving h...
by justin venter
Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:19 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: My little mosso from seed
Replies: 2
Views: 1483

Re: My little mosso from seed

Hello Rush How old is your moso in this pic? I have just started with my first batch of moso from seed. Mine are around the month and a half mark. There is a marked contrast in how energetic some seeds are and others are a bit more lazy to get started. Did you purchase your seed on line? All the bes...
by justin venter
Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Please help Identify, in Johannesburg, South Africa
Replies: 4
Views: 2946

Re: Please help Identify, in Johannesburg, South Africa

Thanks JWH.
That will be where I begin my research.
by justin venter
Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Please help Identify, in Johannesburg, South Africa
Replies: 4
Views: 2946

Please help Identify, in Johannesburg, South Africa

Hello from Johannesburg. I took these pics last week. This bamboo seems to be a thin walled, slender(2 inches at most) and very tall, approx 3 storeys. I had read somewhere that it is easier to identify a plant if there is a shoot to see. There was only 1 available for me to photograph. Some of the ...
by justin venter
Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Old tyres as makeshift/temporary pots?
Replies: 3
Views: 2100

Old tyres as makeshift/temporary pots?

Hi all, a little advice please. Would it be more beneficial for a bamboo plant to spend approx. 2 growing seasons in large poly bag filled with potting mix or in recycled tyres filled with same mix? I ask because at the moment I have the benefit of space to keep a number of large cuttings from vario...
by justin venter
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Photographing Bamboo
Topic: Photobucket
Replies: 12
Views: 9871

Re: Photobucket

Has anybody tried using deviantart.com to host pics?
by justin venter
Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Does anyone know a good source to get a bamboo slammer?
Replies: 17
Views: 22472

Re: Does anyone know a good source to get a bamboo slammer?

Hi JWH A digging bar and pick axe are the way to go for the ground type in the picture. I suppose my tool is closer to a digging bar just with the piston and sleeve action reversed and the blade is sharpened to a chisel edge This link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8P9d5NQbfE is what prompted me to...
by justin venter
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Germinating seeds with polymer water crystals or beads
Replies: 2
Views: 5022

Re: Germinating seeds with polymer water crystals or beads

Hi stevelau1911 This is a great idea, as it keeps moisture levels constant. Please post more results. I just received a batch of moso seeds that I am ready to germinate. I have given some thought to an agar-agar germinating medium. My concern is that the medium will dry too soon and there is a possi...
by justin venter
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Does anyone know a good source to get a bamboo slammer?
Replies: 17
Views: 22472

Re: Does anyone know a good source to get a bamboo slammer?

Hi to all on this thread. I am new around these parts. I have something I'd like to share regarding the slammer/bammer tool. Where I am in South Africa there are extremely few bamboo enthusiasts. The same goes for plants to buy and availability of tools. 2 years ago I had my first dig,Golden Bamboo....