I have two different bamboo problems.
First is one of my neighbors has a bamboo plant, that occasionally likes to
send a cane onto our side of the fence, this is a clumping variety, so
containing it, is usually a pruning of the cane.
The second problem is much more difficult. The previous owners had planted a
variety of bamboo that sends runners. They had planted it in a buried pot,
but of course it escaped the containment attempts. We've since removed the
plant, but have been deal with the thousands of segmented runners, my
strategy so far has been to spray the canes with round-up, wait a few days,
then dig up as much of the runner as I can find.
Anyone have any better suggestions? It's been 2 years now, and I don't know
how many runner segments still have a will to survive.