When should I plant Golden Bamboo hedging?
The best time to plant Bamboo is at the beginning of spring, when the weather just begins to warm up.
How far apart do you plant Golden Bamboo plants?
To get a dense screen, your Golden Bamboo plants will need to be planted around 100cm apart (for mature plants only). For less mature plants, stick to around 80-90cm apart. Bamboo does not a fair amount of space to spread out, so planting distance is something to consider.
How to plant Golden Bamboo:
Before planting, you must ensure that any heavily pot bound roots are spread out, but using a garden cultivator. Give the root ball a good soaking, too - preferably by soaking in a large tub of water for 20 minutes or spraying very well with a garden hose. This helps to moisten the root ball thoroughly.
Then, dig a hole that is 1.5-2 times as wide and deep as the plant's root ball. Work in some compost/manure into the dug-up soil, and then add around 1/3 of grit (but only if the soil is rather heavy). Be sure to leave a decent layer of compost at the bottom, and that the plant's root ball is slightly lower than the depth of the hole, so that backfilling soil can be placed on top of the original soil. Backfill with soil and press down lightly to secure the plant. Fertiliser is not recommended.̴Ì?
Lastly, ensure you water thoroughly to remove any air pockets, and add some mulch (including compost, hay, grass, manure, or leaf mould).