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 Post subject: Clump thinning
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:14 pm 
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Thinned some clumps yesterday, here are two with big changes - cut out 1/3 of the D minor 'Amoenus' and now the branching is all higher exposing the clump.

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I really butchered the B fungosa, it was umbrella shaped and blocking 3 pathways, I essentially cut it down to last fall new shoots. Those are dark burgundy where sun exposed and green below, it will be interesting to watch the color change.

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 Post subject: Re: Clump thinning
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:27 pm 
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Looks good, did you cut them off below ground or divide? I don't see culm stumps.


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 Post subject: Re: Clump thinning
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:31 pm 
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The Dendrocalamus required loppers which can be a hoot to try to get inside a clump but I used pruners on the Borinda. I cut as low as possible which can require 2 cuts at times, hard to get your hand in there with pruners and be able to squeeze them so I cut high and cut again as space opens up.

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 Post subject: Re: Clump thinning
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:56 am 
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The B fungosa has darkened in the sun and looks quite nice with the pea green leaves, these photos are 'flashed' and don't do it justice, I need better daylight to show the pink to chocolate tones.

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