Spaced out

Before getting into how to grow and where to grow, the most frequent question we get asked is how many to grow. Nearly always bamboo is bought for screening and the first question is how many bamboo will I need to screen 'x' number of metres. The answer will always come down to budget and how quickly coverage is required, but a good average spacing for most bamboo is 1 per metre. You plant closer together than 1 per metre if budget allows but going more than 1 per metre will generally greatly increase the time it will take to achieve good coverage.

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The Dizzy Heights

Each bamboo on the website will tell you the eventual height you can expect when fully grown. It's important to note that the height shown is the maximum height, all bamboo can be trimmed lower, even the tallest 6m+ bamboo can be used to create a very effective screen at 2m.

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Watering - compulsory reading

Bamboo love a good drink. This is especially important for establishment of newly planted bamboo. and absolutely 100% essential for potted bamboo. We are going for big bushy lush dense growth here people and that can only be achieved by getting out with the hose and giving the bamboo a good regular soaking. 

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Unfair reputation

Bamboo varieties in the past were horrendously spreading invasive monsters. Like it or not if you had a bamboo in your garden 20 years ago shortly after all your neighbours had bamboo too. 

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