Posted: 08/08/2013 at 08:05
Thinking of planting bamboo? DONT
all of them are invasive.......some "clump formers" are slower, that's all.
Check out a programme few months back ....gardeners world went to see bamboo specialist. He had lost control of some...one in particular.
Here on my light soil every bamboo I have grown has tried to take over. I have helped friend's remove bamboo .....it's difficult to eradicate once established. At least she had large garden and we could attack it from all sides. In a small garden bamboo will be a big problem
Bamboos don't really like growing in a pot. I know Monty has just done that but, mark my words, he will admit at some stage that it was a mistake.