17th June 2024

June 2024


Bamboo looks lovely, right? Yes it does

But please be aware that some species of this attractive plant can cause significant damage. This is mainly caused by “Running” Bamboo that can shoot rhizomes in varying directions. This is particularly common in residential gardens, causing damage to hard and soft landscaping and drains and, in rare cases, penetrating people’s properties.

There are a variety of solutions to help tackle this problem, ranging from herbicide, root barriers, cut and compost to full excavation and removal. A recent BBC news feature on the One Show highlighted some of the issues homeowners can face


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