On a recent trip to Bali I saw many bamboo plantings in narrow beds - it looked like individual poles of bamboo in a single line. Does anyone know if this would be a particular species or continual thinning out/"pruning" of a clump?
No species of bamboo grows in a single line. What you saw was due to pruning. Such plantings probably consisted of a number of individual plants that were kept trimmed.
Did you take any pictures that you can post here?
Thanks Kudzu. Now that I look at the pic again, I'm sure it's all down to pruning as there actually are small clumps (pic still in camera!) with just a few stems. Am going to try it myself along a fence line. Fingers crossed!
We have had luck planting "living fences". we cut the tops (about 5 or 6 feet) off fresh cut culms, planted in a shallow trench, leaving the little branches with leaves sticking up, dumped leaves on top and they are growing nicely. New plants popped up at regular interval in a strait line, very easy to do.
We chose a green clumping bamboo.
The photo is one of the plants that popped up at 4 months with no care.