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Chris331Chris331 Posts: 10
Hey guys, our bamboo that we've had for two years is slowly losing it's leaves and colour, whilst we known this is usual to allow new growth, we've lost a lot more than usual, any ideas as to what's happening and what we can do? Our dwarf bamboo is doing absolutely fine.
Here's the picture: http://tinypic.com/r/4v5mw8/9

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  • Chris331Chris331 Posts: 10
    Is this any better? Yes it's in a pot
    https://ibb.co/18YyzYR
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,910
    I agree with Philippa, it won’t live in a tiny pot like that.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,179
    Philippa's right, you need a much bigger pot and it needs lots of water regularly.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Chris331Chris331 Posts: 10
    Thanks for the help, we've upgraded to a much larger pot. My only concern is that we'll have this issue in a few years, can we split the bamboo once it has established again?
  • Chris331Chris331 Posts: 10
    The bamboo is the Fishpole variety if that helps
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,179
    Yes, bamboos are easily divided but you might need to use a saw.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,910
    Just seen the other photo much larger view, I’d dump that one and buy another to go in the ground.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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