The GARDENA gardening expert
You have been caught by a garden classic, Ms. P.: When a spreading bamboo is planted without a root blocker, it always spreads over time throughout the garden, it can even come up on garden paths and between terrace boards. Now you have a Sisyphean task ahead of you as all offshoots must be consequently dug up – this must be done until they no longer grow back. A chemical control method unfortunately does not exist. If you planted the bamboo yourself, then the work falls back on you. If a garden colleague of mine planted them and should have known better, then you should speak to him. So: Only plant the thicket-growing bamboo without a root blocker and such a mishap will not happen again!
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