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Mrs Ava

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Panda food!
« on: December 18, 2003, 00:15:36 »
My mum bought me one of those ornamental twiddly feng shui bamboo things as a pressie, not for any significant reason, just she rather took a fancy to it and thought I might like it.  There are about 15 stems of bamboo, about 6 inches high and they all sit in a dish of water.  Each stem has produced a mass of roots!  What do you think, enjoy it in the dish for a week or 2 longer and then try potting some of the stems up?  Anyone else had any experience of these things?  There is no growing on advice on the label as I kinda figure they are treated more like long lasting cut flowers.
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Panda food!
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Re: Panda food!
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2003, 00:20:33 »
Put it in a tub if you do decide to plant it out EJas Bamboo can be very invasive.
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Re: Panda food!
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2003, 12:46:35 »
This month's edition of Gardener'sWorld magazine has a piece in about these bamboos.

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Mrs Ava

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Re: Panda food!
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2003, 00:48:52 »
Thanks Ten, given the old man my order for a copy.   ;D
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Re: Panda food!
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2003, 00:56:54 »
They're selling them at M&S for a small fortune, maybe we can all get rich?
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Re: Panda food!
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2003, 01:22:08 »
aaaahhhh, this one was a tescos special and it was a fiver.  Nice thing, but if I can grow it then its a great thing!   ;D
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Re: Panda food!
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2003, 01:24:28 »
Supposed to be good for Feng Shui apparently.....sell em to the new agers and you'll be sorted  :D
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Re: Panda food!
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2003, 01:45:01 »
Right, bought it and read up!  They are not bamboos after all, but Dracenas. They will produce roots, and when they do, if you like, you can split them up, plant them in free draining soil, and keep them as house plants!  Fab!!  So, mum bless her, not only bought me a pretty wee table centre ornament type thing, but a houseplant too - you know that by spring, I will have  a wee plantation of Dracenas setting up home with my bird of paradise and bananas in the conservatory!  Happy days!   ;D
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Re: Panda food!
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2003, 01:21:49 »
All ya need now is pandas to go with them.....but sadly, think they just eat eucalyptus, in which case, buy some pandas and send them to my Mums, she has many Eucalyptus, and I here they're scare in't bush...

Then again, just enjoy bamboo  ;)
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Re: Panda food!
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2003, 01:23:56 »
Ah, am confusing Pandas with Koalas, easy mistake to make - who cares tho, buy Pandas, one of each sex, and encourage them to mate by watching you and Ava_B - all for the good of Ecology....

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