How do I murder bamboo once and for all?
I planted a bamboo some years ago in a bed. It sent shoots up all over the place, including through a paved area. I got rid of the main plant, but obviously lots of bits remained beneath the paving. For the last two (or possibly three) years, I've just blasted any shoots with systemic weedkiller as soon as they appear.
So far this year, no shoots have appeared, and I've taken up some of the paving and found roots which I think are dead (but it's hard to tell). My questions, then, are - would I be expecting shoots to be appearing by now if it is still alive. Also - is there something I can just drench the ground with to kill this bamboo once and for all? I'm about to have it re-paved and it'll be terrible if I haven't got the bamboo dealt with first.
- 20 Apr, 2009