It’s been a great summer for the bamboo. Not only has it continued to grow, but it has remained bright green, pest-free and is even starting to sprout new sturdy shoots. The two containers have been tucked out of the wind and been mostly in the shade for the entire growing season. The sun has started to track a little lower as we head out of summer, so the bamboo plant at the front is now starting to get some sun.
When I see new shoots, I always think of the Mythbusters. But it also makes me think about how I’m another year closer to the clay pots exploding – there are serious rootball growing here. I’ve been putting off transplanting because although the containers are pretty heavy I can still lift them and move them back into the apartment. Of course, when they are out on the balcony, they are on rollers. So, just starting to think about how I’ll be wrestling these back into the apartment when temperatures start to drop. But no action required yet.