How to eliminate bamboo altogether from a tricky spot
When we first moved in a year ago I loved our big bamboo. I liked how it looked and it provided a great screen.
How things have changed! Even when we moved in the patio had been lifted by the bamboo. Now we see that patio stones over 6 feet away from the plant are being lifted and the rhizomes are even growing into the cellar.
In March I cut the whole thing to the ground. Unfortunately it is on the edge of a patio between the fence and the patio so I can't dig out the root ball (and in any case it seems tougher than concrete!)
I have tried injecting glyphosate weedkiller into every cane, and each time a new shoot comes up I spray it. But it doesn't seem to be dying at all. Shoots still emerge all over the place every few days. Some of the shoots are now over 12 feet from the main plant.
Is there another way? Does anyone have any tips on what to do?
This autumn we are planning to have a new patio put in. I'm worried that the bamboo will just come straight through it again? If we lay a concrete bed would that stop it?