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by needmore
Sat Dec 03, 2022 3:07 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Saving newly planted waterlogged bamboo
Replies: 12
Views: 106

Re: Saving newly planted waterlogged bamboo

Probably best before shooting, worst right after.
by needmore
Sat Dec 03, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Saving newly planted waterlogged bamboo
Replies: 12
Views: 106

Re: Saving newly planted waterlogged bamboo

I've never paid attention to the time of year to do it, I suspect that there is a proper one, I did just see an old demo that said right before shooting is the only time they do it, but I'd do it if I were you and see what happens. The video I saw was produced by Bamboo Sourcery in CA and I suspect ...
by needmore
Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Saving newly planted waterlogged bamboo
Replies: 12
Views: 106

Re: Saving newly planted waterlogged bamboo

Yeah, Oldhamii will work from culm cuttings. The cuttings take a year or more to really be ready to plant so often nurseries don't like the wait and do divisions instead as they are a bit faster.
by needmore
Tue Nov 29, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Saving newly planted waterlogged bamboo
Replies: 12
Views: 106

Re: Saving newly planted waterlogged bamboo

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Here is a pic where you can see new branches firing but my gut says that this particular bamboo will not work this way but I'll try anyway.
by needmore
Tue Nov 29, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Saving newly planted waterlogged bamboo
Replies: 12
Views: 106

Re: Saving newly planted waterlogged bamboo

Hormone would not likely help. Bare root and culm cuttings need a good start and heavy soil is not a good start. I recently thinned some culms and chopped them into sections, then I placed them on a couple inches of mulch and then covered them with several inches more. They are in about 8-10" o...
by needmore
Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Saving newly planted waterlogged bamboo
Replies: 12
Views: 106

Re: Saving newly planted waterlogged bamboo

Andy, in my experience it is tough to get browning bamboo to recover unless it ends up producing survival shoots. I think I would go ahead and pot the brown ones to see what happens. In general, I think bare root bamboo is not ready to go inground and for sure not in clayey soil. Next time maybe sor...
by needmore
Tue Nov 08, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Letting in the light
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Letting in the light

It looks so different! At least it exposed them to more sun in winter so they can acclimate more gently.
by needmore
Fri Nov 04, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Unknown Bamboo ID
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Unknown Bamboo ID

Looks like B fargesii sort of but is it fuzzy? I think you are right that Phy is out, S tootsik is cold tolerant to the maybe -5c range? Could be a large form of Pleioblastus, a Semiarundinaria, a Pseudosasa form or a Bashania?
by needmore
Thu Nov 03, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Unknown Bamboo ID
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Unknown Bamboo ID

I'm realizing that I'm starting to forget my running bamboo days, as I recall Phy aurita has a fuzzy ring at the nodes but that is not a common bamboo. I might check photos later as I feel like there is another I had, I believe that S tootsik also does but even more uncommon. Do the Bashania have a ...
by needmore
Tue Nov 01, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Phyllostachys arcana 'Luteosulcata' Very pale Variegation
Replies: 73
Views: 40262

Re: Phyllostachys arcana 'Luteosulcata' Very pale Variegation

My observation here is that they seem to really like some bamboo and others might show little to no signs.
by needmore
Mon Oct 31, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Identity please? Not much to go on
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Identity please? Not much to go on

Yeah, not enough to go on, it is for sure a spreading type of bamboo and if you can find out what the most common type of running bamboo in your area is, that would be a starting point. I can almost see some coloration on the shoot sheath so that is close to a clue but this shoot is too juvenile to ...
by needmore
Sun Oct 30, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Phyllostachys arcana 'Luteosulcata' Very pale Variegation
Replies: 73
Views: 40262

Re: Phyllostachys arcana 'Luteosulcata' Very pale Variegation

Looks great! You might have a real winner there! I'm learning to live with the mites here, I don't think that I could stop them if I tried!
by needmore
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Experimenting with Bamboo
Topic: Ugly wall transformed by madake bamboo slats
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Ugly wall transformed by madake bamboo slats

Looks great Fred! I'm growing some nice timber's now and looking forward to projects like this but yours is great!
by needmore
Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Bugs, beasts and diseases
Topic: Fungus or Pest Residue?
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Fungus or Pest Residue?

Mine out here also curls it's leaves everyday when in direct sun and then unrolls when not so I don't think in my case it is an issue but I rarely see 85F so yours must surely be more extreme. Sounds like it needs shade there or as you suggest, the bay area climate.