Sunday, 14 December 2014

Bambusa Multiplex cv. or Alphonse Karr Bamboo

Alphonse Karr bamboo or botanical name of Bambusa Multiplex cv.  More and more people are starting to see the benefit of planting bamboo in their gardens.  The photos to the right are of a display home in Melbourne. The builders could see the selling point of starting to hide the neighbours building using Alphonse Karr bamboo.  Through the window will be a magnificent green feature wall instead of having to look at the paling fence with a building over the top.

Like most bamboo, Alphonse Karr is a fast growing clumping type of bamboo.  It can form a green screen in about 2 years to hide unwanted views. The clumping properties of this bamboo means that it can also be a sound barrier as well as a screening plant.  It can be pruned to any shape so you can keep the height and also keep it well manicured.  For more information about this bamboo please visit:

Christmas Hours at Bamboo Creations Victoria nursery

The Christmas hours have been updated on our website.  We will be closed from the 22nd to the 28th (inclusive) and also on the 1st Jan 2015.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Last Gisborne market for the year

Christmas is fast approaching and this is the last Gisborne market for the year. Before the real rush starts, now is the time to organise your garden and planting prior to the family and friends that are due to arrive.  If you do not have time to tidy the garden, apply mulch, plant your new plants or feed the existing garden then we now have a garden maintenance service.  We cater for all types of gardens both big and small.  Lets have a chat about how we can assist with your garden preparation ready for Christmas.  Give us a call on 1300 654 454.

Also, with Christmas fast approaching we are taking orders now so we can have the plants ready for you.  We do not want you to miss out so give us a call to arrange everything you need.

As you can see by the photo on the right, our stock is prepared for the Victorian environment.  This time of year the bamboo is lush and green and looks fantastic in our nursery, so will look even better in your own garden.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Say goodbye to next door building - Gracilis Bamboo in action

The picture on the right is a very clever use of the Gracilis Bamboo Plant.  This has already started to cover the 2 storey building next door.  The building will soon be blocked leaving a beautiful green screen.  This particular plant was planted in Aug 2013, these photos were taken in Aug 2014, so it has only been a year to start the blocking process.

Bambusa Textilis var. Gracilis or commonly known as Slender Weavers bamboo is a fast growing clumping type of bamboo.
Gracilis bamboo has a maximum height of approximately 8 metres which will be perfect for this situation to hide the next door building.  The lower leaves of this bamboo have been trimmed to keep the base slim and the top bushy for where it is needed the most.

We thank this customer for sending us these fantastic shots.  We have also put them up in our gallery on our website so have a good look how these plants have been used.