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Old May 24th 08, 04:39 PM posted to alt.garden.pond.chat
Tim
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Hello,

Last year I bought a house, and in the first months we decided to
clean up the garden.
By doing this, we got rid of a bamboo-plant.
Unfortunately, last summer, we had bamboo all over the garden!.
So I decided to spray poison for grass (I don't know if this is the
correct English word, maybe the correct one is "herbs"). All bamboo
above the ground got brown after a few weeks, and I thought that I got
rid of it.
Since a few weeks, I've got even more bamboo again!
So I started to dig ).
And now it seems that my whole garden is full of bamboo, approximately
10 cm under the ground! It's a real p.i.t.a!!
So this was my plan:
- Dig all bamboo out.
- Make sure that all ground is loose.
- Spray with poison for grass/herbs.
- Wait a week
- Put big multiplex wood on the total garden.

Do you think this might be a good solution? Or am I creating a problem
for my neighbours in this manour? Or will the bamboo just be back by
next year?
The total surface where there is bamboo will be used for putting a
terrace and "kiezel" (= A dutch word for very little pieces of rock, I
don't know the translation ))

Greetz,
Tim
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Old May 26th 08, 12:52 AM posted to alt.garden.pond.chat
Puzzled
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Default Getting rid of bamboo

On May 24, 4:39 pm, Tim wrote:
Hello,

Last year I bought a house, and in the first months we decided to
clean up the garden.
By doing this, we got rid of a bamboo-plant.
Unfortunately, last summer, we had bamboo all over the garden!.
So I decided to spray poison for grass (I don't know if this is the
correct English word, maybe the correct one is "herbs"). All bamboo
above the ground got brown after a few weeks, and I thought that I got
rid of it.
Since a few weeks, I've got even more bamboo again!
So I started to dig ).
And now it seems that my whole garden is full of bamboo, approximately
10 cm under the ground! It's a real p.i.t.a!!
So this was my plan:
- Dig all bamboo out.
- Make sure that all ground is loose.
- Spray with poison for grass/herbs.
- Wait a week
- Put big multiplex wood on the total garden.

Do you think this might be a good solution? Or am I creating a problem
for my neighbours in this manour? Or will the bamboo just be back by
next year?
The total surface where there is bamboo will be used for putting a
terrace and "kiezel" (= A dutch word for very little pieces of rock, I
don't know the translation ))

Greetz,
Tim


Hi Tim,
Found this info, seems appropriate for your situation,

Sodium chlorate
In the spring this soil- and foliage- acting weedkiller can be applied
with a watering can and dribble bar to young shoots after having the
old canes cut back in late winter. However, surrounding garden plants
and lawns could be harmed if their roots extend into the treated area
or if the site is sloping, as sodium chlorate is fairly soluble and
can leach through the soil following heavy rain.

Glyphosate
A glyphosate-based weedkiller can be applied to the foliage when the
bamboo is in active growth in mid-summer. There is no risk to
underlying roots of garden plants, but foliage of surrounding plants
can be damaged by spray drift. In order to kill only part of a bamboo
clump or where individual shoots of bamboo grow through other garden
plants trace back the rhizome and sever at the point of origin.
Protect surrounding plants with bin liners or polythene then spot
treat the bamboo. Once the weedkiller is dry the protective polythene
can be removed.

Where the use of sprays on tall clumps of bamboo poses a serious risk
to nearby garden plants, try cutting down the canes to soil level in
late winter. Then apply the weedkiller with a watering can and dribble
bar, or low pressure sprayer, to the young growth in late spring or
early summer when new growth is well advanced. Repeat the treatment as
necessary until there is no further regrowth.

Found it here http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile...boocontrol.asp

Good luck
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Old May 26th 08, 10:00 AM posted to alt.garden.pond.chat
Tim
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Default Getting rid of bamboo

Thanks,
I will try that!

Greetz,
Tim
 




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