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Its got to go

Yesterday I discovered an invasion of bamboo coming from next door.  At first I was not too concerned but having googled it I discovered it can be quite destructive. I had a chat with my neighbour and to cut a long story short he said he would remove it. I read somewhere online that weed killer won't touch it. The wall is constructed of concrete blocks and I would guess the roots must be at least 80cm to a metre deep to travel under the footings so is digging them out the only way or is there a chemical that would do the job     


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,924
    It can be a hellish thing to get rid of unfortunately. They don't usually run too deep, but I expect it depends on the size and nature of the one you have there.
    Digging out is often the only way, but I wonder if you could use the SBK stump killer on it in winter, if you can't get all of it out?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • WilderbeastWilderbeast Posts: 1,415
    We have a patch in our village that has come through a garden wall and is growing up through the path and the road !! The council are doing battle with both the bamboo and the house owner but after 3/4 years the bamboo continues to come back and laugh in the face of herbicide, concrete, brick and tarmac 🤣🤣
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