Bamboo

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  1. sifly

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    Hello, I'm looking for a few tips on how to remove unwanted bamboo from the garden of my new house. It's about the size of a square metre. It's not appearing anywhere else in the garden. Ground is clay and, even with the last few days of rain, very hard. Currently too hard to dig into!
    Do you suggest root killer? Or waiting until it is wetter and then just digging it all out?
    Many thanks

    Please note: no pandas have been or will be harmed during this removal.
     
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    The 'easy' way would be to hack it all down to a couple of inches then let it reshoot and spray it with a stump killer like sbk. Then let it rot away for a few years.

    The fast and difficult way is to dig it out. If you have room try digging a trench on one side of it and then dig/break chunks off into your trench like taking slices of a big joint.

    Get the heaviest strongest spade you can like a newcastle draining spade or even a fencers graft. If the clump is less than 2 foot square you may be able to rock it out as one lump which will be much easier
     
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