Archive for June, 2010

Bamboo ‘as popular as iPad’

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

A horticultural commentator has compared the popularity of bamboo with that of technology firm Apple's new iPad device. Daily Mail columnist Nigel Colborn said that while tree ferns seemed to be a passing fad, bamboo remains in high demand from "chic urban gardeners". He said that it is a...

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Japanese bamboo ‘grows very quickly’

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Those looking to transform their garden and give it an exotic feel have been advised that Japanese bamboo grows very quickly. Contributing writer at eHow Jo Burns explained that in some cases, green-fingered enthusiasts can see their Japanese bamboo developing with the naked eye. She said that...

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Yellow groove bamboo ‘wonderful addition’ to a garden

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Any garden will be lit up by yellow groove bamboo. This "wonderful addition" has a functional purpose as well as being decorative, eHow contributing writer Kelly Taylor explained. They are often used as screens to give people privacy in their yards, which involves planting a number of the canes...

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Gentle slope ‘ideal’ for black bamboo

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Those growing black bamboo have been advised to site it on a slight slope. According to eHow contributing writer April Sanders, a piece of ground with a gentle gradient is "ideal" as it helps to keep the soil well-drained. A dose of H2O should be given to the plant - also known as Phyllostachys...

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