Posted: 24/01/2014 at 12:52
Fargesia bamboo do not run and you do not need bamboo rhizome barriers for them, so no need to buy that. I have aseveral different types of bamboo and Fargesia are very compact, have created a screen quickly and going by the Frogs, Toads and insects that I have found around mine, nature has adapted to them. They quickly form a mulch around themselves as well.
Do not bother with them in pots as you will not be able to water them enough and every time you have high winds they will fall over.