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09/04/2014 at 15:36

I have some golden green bamboo in a couple of troughs on wheels that I use as temporary wind and view breaks.

 

This winter under our car port they have got some sooty mould , no doubt because it was mild and wet, which is unsightly.

Should I prune some or all of it back? Its been in for a couple of years now and is about 4ft tall on average.

09/04/2014 at 16:11

Bamboo should like wet and mild, mine put on new growth in winter, sending out shoots. They do naturally lose leaves now. I am wondering if air circulation is too poor in your car port, causing mould? So I would leave the leaves and stalks and let the wind and nature take its course.

Pruning wise, I only thin out stalks but some people do cut Bamboo when they have reached their desired height - it is up to you if you think 4ft is the right height. Those pruned stalks do not grow taller, only new ones will.

11/04/2014 at 12:20

Thanks, I've wheeled the troughs out where the wind will blow through them and see what happens.

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