Planting Bamboo in Your Garden Come with Warning

By | Last Updated On: August 21, 2021 @ 12:48 am

Lisa Walden from countryliving said that Experts are calling for the popular garden plant bamboo to be sold with a warning in the UK, after its shoots have been found damaging walls and buildings.

The invasive plant, which is a popular option for city-dwellers, can spread from the garden to the house by breaking through foundations. It might provide a natural screening from nosy neighbours, but its rhizomes are capable of spreading up to a whopping 30ft (ten metres) if left unattended.

According to Nic Seal, founder of Environet, bamboo sales have soared during the pandemic, with enquiries from customers doubling in the past 12 months. “The fact is that most bamboos are invasive, and I expect they would be a good deal less popular if gardeners were given the facts at point of sale,” he told the MailOnline.

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