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well I thoughtI would put this post up.

in my new garden I have a rather large bush bamboo and it looks quite plain so I have decided to create a new look by legging up the canes its going to take me quite a lot of time because I am only doing little bits when I can hopefully it will look quite different when I have finished and I shall post my before and after photos.

anyone else ever done this and if so how did you get on cheers Lester. 


  • I think I know what you are getting atimage and think I've done one of mine like it, finished it round the bottom with white(ish) pebbles, we like it.image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    I've just removed everything except the newest cans from a large patch. The leaves are just opening now. I like it. It had become very thick and now is see through.



    became this


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    it looks a lot better when you thin it out doesn't it. There was a lot of dead stuff in the middle if ours which was spoiling the look.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,586

    Thought I was the only one who loves bamboo, on here!  Got mine in pots on a little Japanese bit.

  • bulkerbbulkerb Posts: 258

    morning what I am trying to achieve is to leave all the canes but to strip away all the foliage below a level of say 4 feet from the ground.

    I might top out the canes at a certain height we shall see

    there fore I can enjoy both the leaves and foliage as well as the different coloured canes and of course I also get to see any one coming through the openness of the bush I have now created lol!

    thanks for all the great photos and replies Lester.

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