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I have recently been to the AGM of the bamboo society.  This is an important activity for me, as I make a number of pipes out of bamboo.

There are some amazing bamboos.  I brought one back with me that is a golden "Bambusoides". Phyllostachys Bambusoides is a large, strong bamboo with particularly good  ability to withstand weathering outdoors.  Normally, bamboo is destryed by exposure to UV light.  Three years is quite good for bamboo outside.  Bambusoides is reckoned to  last twice that.  However it is a dull dark green.  "Golden" bambusoides is rare and beautiful.  It is a sport of Bambusoides.

There was one plant in NZ and when that was removed, members of the society rescued some rhizomes and these are now the only existing plants of golden.  They are all still quite small.

I am now working on making pipes with smaller holes for smaller children.  It is not going well.  I can get the pipes to play the first ocatve well, but the second octave won't work properly.  I am not giving up though.  Some fotos will be posted later today.  Cheers Pipemaker Chris   

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adres on Saturday, 6 December 2014 3:09 a.m.
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ca bestessays on Friday, 7 July 2017 7:38 p.m.
Well, as for the month then I really like the month of February because there are so many events that happened in this month. It was the month that brings a great change in my life and I really appreciate those changes. There are also many good gatherings in this month.
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