Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Bamboo Creations Victoria is attending the Yea Garden Expo

Bamboo Creations Victoria attending the Yea Garden Expo in september 2019
Bamboo Creations Victoria attending the Yea Garden Expo
We have added a brand new market to our growing list of markets and expos. We will be attending the Yea Garden Expo on the 21st and 22nd of September 2019. This is a massive 2 day event in the Yea Saleyards which is on 1 Flat Lead Rd in Yea. This is off the Whittlesea-Yea Rd.

Yea is a beautiful country town that just over one 1 hours drive from Melbourne. It is part of the Great Victorian Bike Trail for all those bike riders out there.

We will be taking our van full of bamboo plants and products for you to look at and purchase. We are also taking our bamboo specialists so you can ask all those bamboo questions that have been bothering you for some time (eg. what type of bamboo will block out our neighbors building giving us a beautiful green screen etc.). 

The Yea Garden Expo is run by the Rotary Club of Yea so all the funds raised by this event will be put to good use on community projects. They have also prepared a list of guest speakers with a program that will be run over the 2 days. We have put a link to this website from our website so come for a drive to Yea and say Hi to us at Bamboo Creations Victoria.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Bamboo Creations Victoria is heading to the High Country

Bamboo Creations Victoria are attending the Mansfield Bush Market and the Rutherglen Country Fair
BCV visiting Rutherglen and Mansfield
We are having a weekend of fun in the high country visiting both the Mansfield Bush Market on the Saturday and the Rutherglen Country Fair on the Sunday. These are happening on the Queens Birthday weekend (Sat 8th and Sun 9th June). Come for a drive and say Hi at one of these events. Just to give you that little bit more incentive to come for a drive, it is the same weekend as the winery walkabout in the region. 

The Mansfield Bush Market will be held on  Saturday 8th June on Highett St in Mansfield. This is a great day out for both locals and visitors with over 150 stalls. Funds raised by this market are distributed to local charities and community groups.

The Rutherglen Country Fair will be held on Sunday 9th June and is held in Main street. This fair is one of the biggest regional markets in Victoria with the stalls stretching the length of the main street. Part of the Rutherglen Country Fair is the barrel rolling competition. This is where competitors roll wine barrels up and down the main street. Come and have a go or watch a great event from the side lines.

See you in the Victorian High Country. Grab a few bottles of wine on the winery walkabout and visit Bamboo Creations Victoria at either of the above markets.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Easter Bamboo sale and the B.C.V. Nursery

Bamboo Creations Victoria have many varieties of Bamboo on sale over Easter 2019
B.C.V. Easter Sale
Easter is upon us again and the Nursery will be open over this period (except Good Friday). Come and check out a few bargains and get all your bamboo questions answered.

The opening hours for the Nursery over the Easter period is the following:
  Good Friday: Closed 
  Easter Saturday: 10am - 5pm
  Easter Sunday: 10am - 4pm
  Easter Monday: 9am - 4pm
  Easter Tuesday: 9am - 4pm.

During this time we are having an Easter sale to celebrate with many of our wonderful plants on sale. For example we have Black Bamboo, Gold Stripe and Alphonse Karr on sale. Gracilis will also be on sale in many different pot sizes depending on your requirements. We also have other plants such as trees, shrubs and even some indoor plants on sale. Come along, say Hi, and have a look at our huge range of plants. 

From all at Bamboo Creations Victoria - We wish everyone a very Happy and Safe 2019 Easter.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Gracilis on sale & Autumn bamboo watering tips

Bamboo creations have Gracilis on special. Gracilis bamboo can block a neighbors house in a short time.
The wonderful Gracilis bamboo - Undisputed king of bamboo
As mentioned in the previous blog post now is a great time to plant bamboo. Get it in the ground before winter sets in. The ground is still nice and warm bringing out the shoots and establishing the bamboo in the ground. Shoots will continue to appear until winter. 

As the ground and the weather is still a little warm, don't forget to keep the water up to your bamboo plants. 

Bamboo watering tips
  • Bamboo loves the water and it is best to give them a smaller drink on a regular basis.
  • If the sun is shining then give them a little more
  • If it has been raining then you can give them a little less.
  • If the leaves are curling or you see brown tips on the leaves then give them a little more.
Here is a rough guide to bamboo watering.
  • Small bamboo - 1 min twice per day
  • Medium bamboo - 1 min twice per day 
  • Large bamboo - 10 min twice per day
  • Extra Large bamboo - 10 min twice per day.
Just to give you an extra intensive, we have our Gracilis bamboo on special for this weekend only. 14cm pots only $35 and 20cm pots only $45. The minimum order is 5 so give us a call on 
1300 654 454 and order today. We are open all weekend to make it even easier to pick up this bargain. Also, we are around to answer all your bamboo questions.

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Bamboo in Autumn

Bamboo creations victoria have hedge bamboo on special in autumn
Hedge bamboo on special in Autumn
Autumn is here and now is the time to get some bamboo in the garden before winter sets in. Now is a great time to plant bamboo. Bamboo loves the sun and it loves a bit of water. Clumping bamboo will generally start to shoot late summer or early autumn here in Victoria. You should see many new culms start appearing from now until winter. Over winter they will probably quieten down a little but people still have seen new growth over the winter period.

To enhance the new culms and keep it looking healthy and green, feed them with a high Nitrogen fertiliser. Drown the bamboo with water once you have fertilised. Keep watering the plant and do not let it dry out. Another way to keep your bamboo looking great is to spray the foliage with Charlie Carp or Seasol about every 2 weeks.

To kick Autumn off with a bang we have Hedge bamboo on sale. These normally retail for $45 each but we have them for $29. Please be quick as this price cannot last.

Hedge bamboo is a clumping type of bamboo with a maximum height of about 4 metres. It really bushes out making it a great bamboo for hedging. For more details visit our Hedge bamboo web page: www.bamboo-plants.com.au/bamboo-products/hedge-bamboo.php

Give us a call now to order some of our Hedge Bamboo. You can come to the nursery to pick it up or we can deliver for free to one of our up and coming events (check out our website for all the events that we are attending over the next little while). Contact us on 1300 654 454.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

black bamboo supplied by bamboo creations victoria, in stock now to purchase
Black Bamboo by Bamboo Creations Victoria
Phyllostachys Nigra or commonly known as black bamboo is named because of its unique black culms. The culms start green and then turn black with age and exposure to the sun. They have a small leaf and can be cut back to form any size that you need. The more you cut this beautiful bamboo back, the thicker it becomes. It has a culm diameter of about 8cm and can grow to about 6 metres (in the ground).

Black bamboo can be planted in pots or in planter boxes. If planted in a pot or planter, the height of the bamboo will be restricted so it may not get to its full height. However, it will still look great and be able to hide unwanted views. Black bamboo in pots or planters can add that special dash of colour to any courtyard or balcony.  

Black bamboo is a running type of bamboo. This means that runners spread under the ground with culms suddenly appearing away from the original plant. If planted in the ground, you will need a root barrier that is about knee high in the ground. This is to contain the bamboo exactly where you want it and to give you the effect that you are after. 

This plant loves water, mulch and a little fertiliser from time to time.  It prefers a little shade but can be planted in sun. Sometimes the sun will cause the leaves to become brown on the ends. If this occurs then just give it plenty of water. After a little time new foliage will appear.

If you are worried about where to plant this stunning bamboo then give us a call (1300 654 454) as we would love to help you out. We currently stock black bamboo in many different sizes. Prices start from $45 and can range up to $350 depending on the size that you are after.

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Bamboo Creations Victoria are heading to Geelong

Bamboo creations victoria are attending the Geelong waterfront makers and growers market
Bamboo Creations attending Geelong Waterfront market
Bamboo Creations Victoria have added a new market to their list. We are heading down to Geelong to attend the Geelong waterfront makers and growers market. This is very exciting for us as Geelong is a beautiful part of Victoria and we are honored to be part of this market.

The market is held on the 3rd Mar 2019 from 10am - 3pm. It is situated on the waterfront in the Steampacket Gardens. This is found on Eastern Beach road.

This market is run by the Geelong rotary club so you know that money raised by the market will be put back into local community projects.

Come for a drive to Geelong and say Hi to us at Bamboo Creations Victoria. Bring all your bamboo questions (like: I have building next door that I would love to block out, what would be the best bamboo for that situation ...). We grow all our own bamboo so we know what works in what situations. See you at Geelong .http://www.bamboo-plants.com.au

Friday, 11 January 2019

Gracilis and Goldstripe

Gracilis and Goldstripe bamboo from bamboo creations victoria

Choosing the right bamboo for the right area can sometimes be difficult. There are different types for different situations. Clumping can be great for blocking out unwanted views or buildings. You have some that look great in a pot used in small courtyards as ornaments. Some, however do not suit pots and some of the larger bamboo do not suit smaller gardens. We have over 15 years’ experience in growing bamboo in Victoria that will suit Victorian conditions. We also know what works well in other conditions. We are only a phone call away to help you choose the best bamboo for your requirements.

An example of a great bamboo is Gracilis. This is one of our most popular bamboo due to its use as a wind break or screen. This can block out a neighbouring building very quickly. It is a clumping bamboo meaning that it will all the culms will clump together to form a dense green screen. It will reach approximately 6-8m in height meaning that you can block out any unwanted views. If it does take over a little, it can have a good trim to make the perfect shape and height to suit your requirements.

This does not suit all situations. It does not like small rectangular pots. It can grow quite high very quickly so if you do not need the height then we may be able to suggest a different type of Bamboo.  It responds quite well to a good trim a couple of times a year. If you are looking at a low maintenance bamboo that does not grow as high then give us a call and we can help you out.

An example of a smaller bamboo is one called Gold Stripe.  This grows to a maximum height of about 3 metres which would be great for smaller gardens. This can even be planted in pots to be used as an ornamental plant.

It is important to use the right bamboo in the right situation. It is also important to make sure the bamboo is suited for your conditions and requirements. We propagate and grow bamboo in Victoria so we know what works and what does not. We are more than happy to help you out with your Bamboo decisions. Our website has a lot of information about the different bamboo plants. Have a look at our summary page: www.bamboo-plants.com.au/bamboo-plant-specifications.php

Another reason to call is that we have Bamboo on special from time to time. We may have the one that you are looking for at a special price. We are there to help, come and say hi to us at our nursery or any other event that we attend. Happy Bambooing. Bamboo Creations Nursery: 1300 654 454.