Posted: 25/02/2014 at 00:08
Ever the optimist Ceres.
Know what you mean about the sighs and rustles. A local river bank is planted with miscanthus and the sound in summed is, as ??ou say, "magical".
Seriously, Jack, I would not plant them. Monty Don did plant some up in large pots but I thought they looked odd and I doubt they will thrive. I think bamboos need to feel plenty of soil around them to do well as well as lots of water.
Could you take them back to homebase? If you have the pots amd receipt it's what I would do. Say "unfit for purpose" as they are not clumping but running bamboos and therefore not appropriate for your garden. I have no doubt you will get your money back....speak to the manager