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Bamboo - How To Be Rid Of It?

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gl556tr | 18:43 Mon 20th Mar 2017 | Gardening
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We have this bamboo growing tall and wide in the garden. Just what can one do to ensure that also the roots are stifled? ( - apart from pouring acid over it)

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From the Royal Horticultural Society:
https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=210
There is information here from the RHS


https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=210


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Buy a few pandas.
You just beat me to it...
In the past I have cut it down, almost to ground level, then applied Rosate 36 .. but any of the Glyphosate based killers may do the trick.
Cant really give you instructions other than follow the manufacturers instructions.
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That would be pandering to one specific species - not homo sapiens who's suffering.
Find someone who wants one and get them to come and dig it out - not that difficult unless it's truly enormous.....they can be easily split with the spade for easy transport etc. Which doesn't do them any harm.
Nb. they are quite expensive.
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Several are > four metres high: when I stand on my wife, they are still above me.
People must be mad to throw tons of filthy lucre at this 'triffid'.
Are you really allowed to 'stand on the wife' ?
Apart from resorting to agent orange, the only way really is to blitz it by digging out the roots with a stout fork or mattock.
Once cut down to about a foot, you'll start to see a chink of light at the end of the tunnel and then you can digging and chopping away at the clumps of roots.
With that job done, keep a keen eye out for any new sprouts that you may have missed and remove as and when you spot them.

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