Bamboo - please help
lizziesg7QZYBE5yU Posts: 5
edited June 2021 in Plants
Hello, I’ve read a lot of posts about bamboo coming into peoples gardens from their neighbours. But we’ve just moved into a house that has bamboo by the brand new back fence and now (realising that it’s a monster) we are trying desperately to dig it up rather than use weed killers.
However, we can already see that the roots have spread under the fence line and into next doors. They haven’t been especially friendly to us since we moved in, so ideally we need to try to solve the issue ourselves, but is there an way we can stop the spread or kill the thing from our side? They have an oil tank behind our fence and I’m worried that this may cause a safety issue as well.
I knew nothing about bamboo until recently, we’re not gardeners, but I’m realising fast that it’s a complete nightmare. Please help!!!
I'd use a brushwood stump killer if it was mine. Vitax SBK is good.
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
I would think your neighbour could also do the same from their side - it seems rather unfair to expect you to eradicate what was presumably an ongoing nuisance before your arrival without their assistance. If they are concerned at all, they should be helping you to resolve the issue.
? How tall are the bigger ones.
If you use the weedkiller, it is simple enough to avoid any harm to rabbits or other wildlife- place a pot over the treated stem ( stone on top to keep it stable ) or use a plastic bad to tie over the stem.