Posted: 29/02/2016 at 17:45
A local radio gardener said it too..."bamboos are shallow rooting" Dave. The programme was inundated with calls to suggest bamboo roots had gone deep, had grown under the garage, under the patio, under a fence to emerge next door and disappearing only to appear several metres away. My experience too that bamboos go deep
I am aware of people having constant problems trying to eradicate bamboo.
I cleared a large clump of bamboo many years ago......it was growing in a clay soil and part of a boundary. I removed deep, deep roots and borrowed a trailer to cart the lot away. Where space is tight removing bamboo is almost impossible.
the moral is "don't plant bamboo" unless you know you have a recognised clumper