Five years ago we planted 30 Oldhamii for a very good client in Byron Bay to provide a barrier and wall on his estate.
It is now spectacular 12 metres tall and provides a wall to protect his property.
Byron Bay five year old wall of OldhamiiSHOW OFF YOUR GARDEN
This is our 'Show Off' page - our clients' Gardens - so people can get an idea of how bamboo works in real life.
We get lots of calls asking 'which what and how' from all around Australia from potential clients wanting bamboo in their garden or property.
A smart idea to take a before and after photo as often time goes by and we forget how bad the visual was and don't realise how quickly everyting grows.t.
These pages are aimed to be helpful to new customers wanting to see what can be done and the positive examples are a very good reference point for all of us. We also have a lot of repeat clients who come back and rave about how well their bamboo has grown. We love a happy ending at Byron Bay Bamboo !
Photo left was sent thru after a couple bought some large bags of Chinese dwarf. Three were brilliant but the fourth nearly died soon after planting during our current dry weather. A little advice, blood and bone and plenty of water and it has sprung back to life. Thank you Brett and Lynn for sharing your happy story and photo /
Jacaranda and chinese dwarf.Ewingsdale Byron Bay - Spring blooms surround Chinese Dwarf
Jamie D in Ewingsdale had a problem entrance with a water pipe and nothing would grow. He had planted Jacarandas on the other side of the driveway entrance which were growing but nothing worked on the northside as it was more gravel than soil. I planted 4 chinese dwarf in barely any medium - thought they would die - now 5 years on they are a magnificient screen and look beautiful with companion flowering trees at this time of year. The spot is dry and windy but the Chinese dwarf handle it will
Slender Weavers Bamboo Elise's Home.Elises' lovely Belrose garden
Elise purchased a number of Himalayan weeping bamboos for a garden project and then so happy with how those had performed in her area - Sydney - she decided in her next garden to grow more bamboo. She planted over a dozen Slender Weavers bamboo bought in at 1.8-2 m height in 300mm pots less than 18 months ago.
What a lovely ambience this now gives her suburban garden. It looks beautiful and Elise is delighted with the speedy result. She has purchased more bamboo recently and recommended Byron Bamboo to friends.
Planted SeptMichael G.s' Home in Balmain
Himalayan Weeping Bamboo in Balmain when first planted below 4 months on and what a result !
Michael had a small area but wanted some privacy and a screen. He purchased Slender Weavers Bamboo and Himalayan Weeping. He is extremely happy with the result and is ordering more. He will receive an extra bamboo to say thankyou for taking the time to share his garden photos.
See photo at top of page - 1 year on - stunning smaller bamboo for a shadier spot.
Photo taken December - Wow !Michaels' fast growing bamboo
Michael was so happy with the speed his bamboo has grown he sent me these pics. He planted in September '11.
Thank you - He had these sent to him much less than 6 months ago, and Himalayan Weeping has provided a very pretty back drop to his Deck area and has still got some growing to do.
This bamboo is perfect for a slightly shady area where a delicate backdrop or feature is required.
Backdrop of Tiger grass plus bamboo Chris & Johns Tropical Garden
John S sent me this kind note along with his photos: "This garden here a Gulmarrad in the Clarence Valleywas only started from a bare 1 acre 2 years ago . We have had to import soil to build raised beds above the heavy clay soil, and the plants have done well with regular feeding .
The tiger grasses were initially given shelter with shade cloth as this is a breezy site , but now seem very happy without any protection as they get plenty of run-off water from a gentle slope and are fed a little grass fertilizer at regular intervals
The Chinese Dwarf bamboo (not so dwarf here) has made huge growth this summer and loves its position where it gets some shade from banana plants on its southern side. We can't believe that it is only 18 months old.
Chris and John are now regular customers and we enjoy discussing the speed in which their bamboos and grasses have grown. They have done a magnificent job of creating a lovely private tropical garden .... other plants featured are gingers, Lillipillies, ornamental grasses etc.
Highway protectionOrchard screened - Kiwi Oldhamii
On my recent trip back to New Zealand in Northland we observed so many roadways planted with Bambusa Oldhamii. It looked sensational, growing straight and green and protecting this Apple Orchard just past Auckland on the way north to beautiful Whangarei and Bay of Islands.
I was so excited - yes can't go anywhere without spotting bamboo. This photo was taken at dusk. Bamboo was planted just over 1 metre apart to give a great screen. It grows smaller there due to the climate. Some overly zealous Kiwis even keep them trimmed !