No More Neighbours
Welcome to Jungle Flora Bamboo – No More Neighbours
Jungle Flora Bamboo is situated at Landsendt garden in Oratia, West Auckland and run by Anthony and Carolyn Melling.
Landsendt is a large subtropical garden that has been in the Endt family for almost 60 years. Carolyn has grown up with plants and has been involved in the garden’s development for 20 years. Bamboo features large in the gardens with some species being planted by her father over 50 years ago. It is the perfect setting for a bamboo shop. Visit and be inspired!
We have been asked if we sell other plants. This spring we will be growing plants from the garden not found in garden centers. Aroids, cannas, palms etc.
It’s not about liking or not liking our neighbours. We all need privacy. With smaller gardens and tighter spaces for plants, bamboo offers the perfect fast growing solution. It is stylish and gives green space. Whether it’s a 5 storey apartment next door or a neighbour’s window overlooking your deck there is a size to suit most situations.
Jungle Flora Bamboo offers a selection of non invasive bamboo varieties to suit your screening requirements ranging from 3 – 20m
Be mindful of your neighbours as they have views and sun as well. Our Bamboo Sales page gives information on sizes.
RUNNING VS CLUMPING
Many people have the idea that all bamboo is invasive when in fact there are two very different types of bamboo.
Running bamboo and clumping non-invasive bamboo.
Everyone has heard the horror stories about bamboo, where the plants are out of control, it would take over your garden and your neighbours’ garden. They assume all bamboo is invasive.
Unfortunately bamboo has received a bad reputation due to a few running species planted in the wrong place. In the right setting, running bamboos are very beautiful and useful plants.
We only grow CLUMPING, NON-INVASIVE BAMBOO! They have shallow roots and a non invasive root structure. Bamboo is technically a grass and like grass there are two types. The clumping types are what we have for our lawns. Fescue and rye give a well behaved lawn. Then there is Kikuyu and twitch which are invasive grasses that get into your garden beds and are difficult to control. Bamboo is similar on a grander scale.
Sustainability has always been important to us. Our nursery has a very small carbon footprint. We reuse our pots. If you don’t wish to throw your bags into the landfill we will happily take them back. Bamboo is very fast growing and sequesters more carbon than other plants. By planting a living bamboo fence you are helping reduce global warming. Every bit helps.
BAMBOO POLES AND FENCING
Contact Mark Mortimer for dry bamboo poles, fencing and anything creative made from bamboo. Check his website http://www.bambusero.co.nz