Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Melbourne Cup long weekend

Bamboo Creations attending Gisborne and Foster
A big weekend is coming up.  We have 2 different markets so we will be able to speak with twice as many people about this wonderful plant - Bamboo.  On Sunday we are at our local Gisborne Market and we are also traveling down the coast to Foster.

The Foster market is held at the Foster Showgrounds and runs from 8am until 2pm. Foster is a lovely drive down the South Gippsland Hwy, past beautiful ocean views and is close to Wilsons Prom.  This market has over 200 stalls that sell home produce, arts and crafts and beautiful plants.

The Gisborne market is held at along the service roads of Hamilton and Aitken streets and on Howey Reserve from 9am - 2pm. While visiting Bamboo Creations enjoy the 250 other stalls from delicious food to other products for your home, kids and pets.

We have also tried to make it easier for people to visit our Nursery.  We have altered our website to move the Opening Hours further up the page to make it easier to see.  Due to the many markets and other events that we attend, the opening hours may change from time to time. We try and cater for all our customers but things do change.  Keep an eye on our page to see all the events that we are attending and also the Nursery Hours.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Murrumbateman this weekend

Murrumbateman Field Days

The bamboo van is being packed with lots of Bamboo related products and heading for Canberra. The Murrumbateman Field Days event in on over this weekend (17th and 18th October). Murrumbateman is just out of Canberra on the Barton Hwy.

This event started in 1979 and has been growing every year since.  The event now has over 400 exhibitors so there should be something for everyone.

Bamboo Creations Victoria will be showing their versatility as they will be taking several kinds of deciduous trees.  The picture above shows a couple maples at a previous exhibition.  We like to show and stock other types of plants that complement Bamboo. 

Nepalese Blue Bamboo

Spring is upon us so now is a good time to plant bamboo but remember to keep it moist and fed.  In addition to the deciduous trees, we will be taking to Murrumbateman Nepalese Blue bamboo. Nepalese Blue bamboo has blue grey tinted culms with fine long narrow soft leaves. Ideal for small gardens, or as a ornamental screen. This bamboo has a maximum height of about 4 metres and is a clumping type of bamboo.  For more information please visit our Nepalese Blue Bamboo page:

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Horticultural and Garden Festival this weekend

Bamboo Creations at the Horticultural & Garden Festival
The huge 3 day Horticultural and Garden Festival is on this weekend at the Melbourne Showgrounds. It is running from 10am to 5pm on Fri and Sat and 10am to 4pm on Sun. The focus of this festival is Growing, Gardening and Cooking.

Bamboo Creations Victoria will be at this event showing the power of Bamboo.  This is such a versatile plant with many uses from screening out neighbouring buildings to creating a living green fence.  This is different from other screening plants due to the speed in which it grows. Within a couple of years it can grow to a point of providing privacy.  Take for example GRACILIS This is a very popular bamboo and can reach a maximum height of about 8 metres. It is a clumping type of bamboo that can be used as a wind or privacy screen.  It can even be trimmed into a fantastic green hedge.  We have seen this plant used in many different ways. Have a look at our photo gallery on our website to see how other people have used Gracilis and other types of Bamboo:

The festival has many different exhibitors and a schedule of speakers.  The speakers will be speaking on many different topics.  A very special talk will be taking place at 3:30 on Friday as Garry from Bamboo Creations Victoria will be talking - "Bamboo in the landscape and its many uses".

We will bringing our van full of different types of bamboo and other bamboo related products. Come along and say G'Day.