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chicachica Posts: 252

hi all ive been growing bamboo in large pots i dont know what kind but the stems are yellow and as ive had to cut down a lovely tree as it was to near the neigbors fence and growing to much over her side so what i want to know is can i plant them now in the garden where the tree was i dont want to wait as i can see through the neigbors fence and it is not a pretty site.


  • chicachica Posts: 252

    okay verdun are you really sure you dont want  a cutting? i have loads in potsimage

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,077

    I have had two clumps of bamboo planted 3 years ago, in the garden, they say its a non evasive type, its only just started to grow, I really wanted that swaying type waving in the breeze, will mine ever grow 6/8ft tall.  Does it take a long while usually to get established?

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,741

    I'm from the opposing camp to Verdun as I have 3 different bamboos and none of them have been invasive.  They've been in the garden many years without a problem.

    That said, without knowing the variety I would err on the side of caution and put some sort of containment around it if you plant it in the garden.  A rubber, rather than plastic, dustbin with the bottom cut out would do the job.

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