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A word about first overwintering of variegated seedlings

Winter is finally coming to an end. Days are getting longer, snow has almost melted and mild spring-like temperatures are on our way. This winter was quite cold with temperatures down to -16°C and strong north-eastern wind that emphasized the windchill index. Luckily, we’ve also had quite a large amount of snow during the cold […]

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Protecting bamboo during the winter

Most of temperate bamboos are quite cold hardy, but there are exceptions and every plant’s cold hardiness has its limits. To prevent damage during the cold months of winter, it’s often best to offer your plants at least some protection to prevent loosing your bamboo. Most common causes of winter damage Beside the cold itself, […]

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Borinda fungosa winter damage 2016/2017

This winter was quite brutal. Temperatures did not plunge lower than normal, but it got cold enough for the soil to completely freeze down to 0.5m and even deeper. With no snow cover to protect the delicate Borinda leaves, it stood little chance to survive the winter. The cause During early winter, there was no […]

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Broken winter dormancy …

We’ve had quite cold and very dry winter so far. Most of the pots outside dried out completely during the dry, cold and windy weather. I needed to thaw some of my bamboo seedlings that were completely dry. Temperatures plunged below freezing even during the day, so I placed the containers into the basement. My […]

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