[permaculture] Bamboo and Boysenberry

Niels Corfield mudguard at gmail.com
Mon May 29 17:21:57 EDT 2006


Open water will do it, I think.
Just dig a moat around the baby, they are reputed to not be able to 
cross open water.
Dunno how deep it should be.
And lining the pond/moat will be an issue.

It's a thought.

Niels

Michael Murphy wrote:

>Boysenberry plants at Simmons Berry Farm
>http://www.alcasoft.com/simmons/index.html
>and Winfrey Valley Nursery http://www.alcasoft.com/winfrey/ 
>
>But if he's remembering California, he may have been eating
>Olallieberries, see http://www.oregon-berries.com/cx1/cx1a.htm
>
>Bamboo - I've been told copper flashing works, just bury it vertically,
>but 24" wide flashing is going to be expensive these days.... 
>
>-----Original Message-----
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>[mailto:permaculture-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Michelle
>Maggiore
>Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 1:00 PM
>To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: [permaculture] Bamboo and Boysenberry
>
>Hello All- I have questions about two plants:
>
>FIRST: Boysenberry. A dear man that lives nearby has been very
>thoughtful and generous in sharing many of his more unusual fruit tree
>seeds and cuttings, etc. and when  I asked what I could help HIM find,
>he replied boysenberry. He grew up in California, and said that though
>it was hard work harvesting the fruit (his dad got  the whole family
>into it) he nowmisses the plant of his younger days, so any help or
>leads you can provide on finding a source for boysenberry are very much
>appreciated.
>
>SECOND: I wonder if someone has good advice on what to do when  a
>rapidly spreading bamboo starts coming up under your historic house?
>Some of our friends are pulling it up daily, and I don't think digging
>it up so far has worked for them. They are talking about a concrete wall
>between the house and the bulk of the spreaders. Any ideas? They would
>love to hear them!
>
>Many Thanks,
>Michelle in VA
>
>
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