Posted: 24/01/2014 at 17:22
Its strange how individual experiences vary. I have never had a problem with watering or them blowing over in pots...perhaps because i use large heavy pots, i don't know. I have certainly found the clump forming bamboo to eventually fill the pots completely and even crack one around a couple of feet wide, which may well be just natural spreading, though i would agree that Fargesia is not as vigorous as some i have tried.
One advantage i have found from growing in pots, is they can be moved to a sheltered place in winter. They are surprisingly hardy in most cases, however, i have found they do tend to go brown on the leaf tips if left in a windy situation.