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By Lec

United Kingdom Gb

How do I stop a large rampant bamboo that is growing under matting and shale and coming up in unwanted areas?
I have tried weed killer, cutting off shoots and pulling up but it still grows on and on.



Dig it out and keep digging it out... in my view Bamboo is an invasive weed!

16 Jul, 2013


I agree with Moon growe - you have to keep digging it out! I had one in my front garden that became a complete nuisance; I thought I had dug it all out and then it kept sprouting up everywhere - 2 years on and I'm still digging it out. Good luck with yours.

16 Jul, 2013


When we moved here we 'inherited' a bamboo that had been planted to hide the oil-tank. I realise that the tank is not the most elegant of features, but I am left with a bamboo that is springing up all over the place!
I can only hope that with time and patience the brutish thing will learn its place!
Oh, how I wish that the previous owners had put up a screen of some sort rather than the insidious bamboo.
Gardening can be a trial at times!

17 Jul, 2013

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