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Old 31-05-2005, 04:22 AM
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Default P. vivax with a hole in culm

There is a picture in alt.binaries.pictures.gardens.

Something made a hole in a shoot of my P. vivax.

Any idea what did it? Prevention?

Thanks

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Old 02-06-2005, 01:50 AM
 
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Stray bullet.
Or perhaps slugs, but there wouldn't be any slugs where you are!

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Old 03-06-2005, 06:09 AM
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In article [email protected], Travis
wrote:

There is a picture in alt.binaries.pictures.gardens.

Something made a hole in a shoot of my P. vivax.

Any idea what did it? Prevention?

Thanks


I had a thick diameter shoot of bamboo that developed several cracks
near the base due to stresses caused by the top of the plant running
into an obstacle. I used bathtub caulk to close up the holes and keep
vermin and water out. Still seems to be holding after two years. I
would recomment you do something to block up that hole.
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Old 03-06-2005, 09:31 PM
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ems wrote:
In article [email protected], Travis
wrote:

There is a picture in alt.binaries.pictures.gardens.

Something made a hole in a shoot of my P. vivax.

Any idea what did it? Prevention?

Thanks


I had a thick diameter shoot of bamboo that developed several cracks
near the base due to stresses caused by the top of the plant running
into an obstacle. I used bathtub caulk to close up the holes and
keep vermin and water out. Still seems to be holding after two
years. I would recomment you do something to block up that hole.


Your expertise in this area is_____________?

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Travis in Shoreline (just North of Seattle) Washington
USDA Zone 8
Sunset Zone 5


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Old 03-06-2005, 10:53 PM
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In article [email protected], Travis
wrote:

ems wrote:
In article [email protected], Travis
wrote:

There is a picture in alt.binaries.pictures.gardens.

Something made a hole in a shoot of my P. vivax.

Any idea what did it? Prevention?

Thanks


I had a thick diameter shoot of bamboo that developed several cracks
near the base due to stresses caused by the top of the plant running
into an obstacle. I used bathtub caulk to close up the holes and
keep vermin and water out. Still seems to be holding after two
years. I would recomment you do something to block up that hole.


Your expertise in this area is_____________?


I'm sorry, I didn't realize I needed references to post here. I've been
growing bamboo for someting in the neighborhood 20 years and I have had
rot get into holes in bamboo before, I thought this seemed like a good
idea and seems to have worked so far.

I was trying to be helpful based on my experiences. Next time I'll post
my resume. I apologize if I spoke out of line.

EMS
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:29 AM
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Ems- I thought exactly the same when I saw Travis's reply. Despite trying
to help all you got was sarcastic reply back. Some people aint grateful at
all.

Mark


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Old 04-06-2005, 08:34 AM
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ems wrote:
In article [email protected], Travis
wrote:

ems wrote:
In article [email protected], Travis
wrote:

There is a picture in alt.binaries.pictures.gardens.

Something made a hole in a shoot of my P. vivax.

Any idea what did it? Prevention?

Thanks

I had a thick diameter shoot of bamboo that developed several
cracks near the base due to stresses caused by the top of the
plant running into an obstacle. I used bathtub caulk to close up
the holes and keep vermin and water out. Still seems to be
holding after two years. I would recomment you do something to
block up that hole.


Your expertise in this area is_____________?


I'm sorry, I didn't realize I needed references to post here. I've
been growing bamboo for someting in the neighborhood 20 years and I
have had rot get into holes in bamboo before, I thought this seemed
like a good idea and seems to have worked so far.

I was trying to be helpful based on my experiences. Next time I'll
post my resume. I apologize if I spoke out of line.

EMS


Many people believe and recommend to this day that when a branch or limb
is removed from a tree that some sort of sealer should be applied.
As you well know this is bad advice.

I believe you were trying to be helpful but I don't know anything about
your experience.

What did you plant the Bamboo under that the shoot ran into?

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USDA Zone 8
Sunset Zone 5

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Why are you too ****ing stupid to remember what you posted?

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Its not a tree though Travis is it ?
Its Bamboo with a limited life for each shoot.
The difference is that the tree has a cambium layer that must grow over
the area where the branch has been removed. Furthermore the whole tree
can be compromised by rot induced by a poorly closed pruning cut,
while with bamboo its just that time limited shoot.
Given that bamboo is a form of grass with no ability to close a hole in
one of its shoots, unlike a tree, what harm is there in sealing a hole?
If its a really attractive shoot and "ems" wants to keep it then why
not?
I think it would be interesting to try epoxy adhesive into a the base
of a split, mature and dry culm, under these circumstances. To give it
structural strength during the few years of this individual shoot life.
Its *only* a bamboo culm after all.
Why you would want *experience* for something so inconsequential
puzzles me.
Bamboo survives being hacked apart by axes and sharp spades in
transplanting.
Common sense says a bit of sealer into a hole in one culm is of no
consequence whatsoever.

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Old 25-06-2005, 09:05 AM
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Its not a tree though Travis is it ?
Its Bamboo with a limited life for each shoot.
The difference is that the tree has a cambium layer that must grow over
the area where the branch has been removed. Furthermore the whole tree
can be compromised by rot induced by a poorly closed pruning cut,
while with bamboo its just that time limited shoot.
Given that bamboo is a form of grass with no ability to close a hole in
one of its shoots, unlike a tree, what harm is there in sealing a hole?
If its a really attractive shoot and "ems" wants to keep it then why
not?
I think it would be interesting to try epoxy adhesive into a the base
of a split, mature and dry culm, under these circumstances. To give it
structural strength during the few years of this individual shoot life.
Its *only* a bamboo culm after all.
Why you would want *expertise* for something so inconsequential
puzzles me.
Bamboo survives being hacked apart by axes and sharp spades in
transplanting.
Common sense says a bit of sealer into a hole in one culm is of no
consequence whatsoever.

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Old 25-06-2005, 07:21 PM
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Mikail wrote:
Its not a tree though Travis is it ?
Its Bamboo with a limited life for each shoot.
The difference is that the tree has a cambium layer that must grow
over the area where the branch has been removed. Furthermore the
whole tree can be compromised by rot induced by a poorly closed
pruning cut, while with bamboo its just that time limited shoot.
Given that bamboo is a form of grass with no ability to close a
hole in one of its shoots, unlike a tree, what harm is there in
sealing a hole? If its a really attractive shoot and "ems" wants to
keep it then why not?
I think it would be interesting to try epoxy adhesive into a the
base of a split, mature and dry culm, under these circumstances. To
give it structural strength during the few years of this individual
shoot life. Its *only* a bamboo culm after all.
Why you would want *expertise* for something so inconsequential
puzzles me.


I was afraid that whatever made the hole in one culm might do the same
to all of the culms. As it turns out the culm died. I had never had
problems with slugs bothering my boo until this year. I put out lots of
slug killer and have had no more problems.

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Travis wrote:
ems wrote:

In article [email protected], Travis
wrote:

There is a picture in alt.binaries.pictures.gardens.

Something made a hole in a shoot of my P. vivax.

Any idea what did it? Prevention?

Thanks



I had a thick diameter shoot of bamboo that developed several cracks
near the base due to stresses caused by the top of the plant running
into an obstacle. I used bathtub caulk to close up the holes and
keep vermin and water out. Still seems to be holding after two
years. I would recomment you do something to block up that hole.



Your expertise in this area is_____________?


What a jerk! Dude, this is a NEWSGROUP, not a &*&^%$% job interview. If
you want certified expert advice, pay for it. These people are trying to
help, not feed your ego.
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Old 13-07-2005, 06:27 PM
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bouzouki wrote:
Travis wrote:
ems wrote:

In article [email protected], Travis
wrote:

There is a picture in alt.binaries.pictures.gardens.

Something made a hole in a shoot of my P. vivax.

Any idea what did it? Prevention?

Thanks


I had a thick diameter shoot of bamboo that developed several
cracks near the base due to stresses caused by the top of the
plant running into an obstacle. I used bathtub caulk to close
up the holes and keep vermin and water out. Still seems to be
holding after two years. I would recomment you do something to
block up that hole.



Your expertise in this area is_____________?


What a jerk! Dude, this is a NEWSGROUP, not a &*&^%$% job
interview. If you want certified expert advice, pay for it. These
people are trying to help, not feed your ego.


Did you happen to notice the date on the post to which you are replying?

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USDA Zone 8
Sunset Zone 5



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