Posted: 09/06/2014 at 20:55
Japanese knotweed will devalue your property. Bamboo is different.
However I would get rid of it........totally. Clear roots, you,will see them quite easily.
Whether bamboo is imvasive or not there is a massive difference of opinion about them. I have tried a few varieties over the years and all were invasive. I understood their habit before buying amd simply inspected them after the first summer or following summer. The roots certainly did travel........so out they came.
If in doubt about bamboo then simply dont grow them. I have seen gardens over run with them and gardens with them apparently well behaved (you don't see what's going on below ground)
About the grasses, many do seed. Can be a nuisance and for that reason are not commonly grown.
I would not plant fatsia In sunny spot. They look best in shade. How about buddleas? Hibiscus?
Wemdy, dont let your neighbour bully you. It sounds like she is