Joined: Apr 04, 2003
From: The armpit of Florida
|Posted: 2013-02-12 12:15 pm  Permalink|
Man, all these dire warnings about not letting your bamboo get out to run amok like some sort of green monster.
Brings to mind a sci-fi book by Ward Moore called Greener than You Think where a super-fertilizer is negligently applied to some guys lawn, which then goes on to destroy the world.
We planted a couple of pots of Phyllostachys nigra in the far side of the yard about five years ago. The last two, it's started to really fill in. I always just assumed I might need to head it off with a mattock when it starts heading for places I don't want it. I guess everybody's going to tell me now that at five years is when it really starts to run for it.
I always wanted to put in some moso, but we don't have enough room for that. Plus you have to worry about ninja infestation with that.