best tools for digging bamboo?

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Re: best tools for digging bamboo?

Post by miketropic » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:28 pm

bamboo shovel ( don't know if you can get them in the UK though )

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Re: best tools for digging bamboo?

Post by karl66 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:31 pm

Dim wrote:a bottle of roundup

then 3 weeks later an old fashioned garden fork after you have soaked the ground with a hose
Dim, good suggestion but no good if you plan to keep the plant!! :lol: , long handled shovel's &the like are great for digging deep & leverage but trust me they will not slice through established boo root's!, it will just bounce off & do you an injury. karl.

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Re: best tools for digging bamboo?

Post by redsquirrel » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:40 pm

a 6ft flattened and sharpened scaff pole will get into it.
personally id call in a nice young self employed gardener and get a quote icon_thumright :wink:
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Re: best tools for digging bamboo?

Post by bonkersinbrighton » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:58 pm

Thanks Mike but I dont think we can get them here (tho if someone knows different do please correct me).

the scaffold pole is a good idea redsquirrel have asked other half to get one from work (apparently putlog/putlock is the name for the ones with a flat end) will see if I can make it into something, as I am the nice young(ish) self employed gardener I cant really do that :oops:

Many thanks for all the suggestions much appriciated icon_salut

Dim

Re: best tools for digging bamboo?

Post by Dim » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:00 pm

karl66 wrote:
Dim wrote:a bottle of roundup

then 3 weeks later an old fashioned garden fork after you have soaked the ground with a hose
Dim, good suggestion but no good if you plan to keep the plant!! :lol: , long handled shovel's &the like are great for digging deep & leverage but trust me they will not slice through established boo root's!, it will just bounce off & do you an injury. karl.
:D lately, all of the cleints that I work for that have bamboo (and who did not use root barriers), want the whole lot gone

it's a nightmare .... even roundup does not always work

Wilza

Re: best tools for digging bamboo?

Post by Wilza » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:11 pm

A sharpened Mattock, a spade with a pointed tip, and plenty of elbow grease.

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Re: best tools for digging bamboo?

Post by Wilza » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:16 pm

Dim wrote:
karl66 wrote:
Dim wrote:a bottle of roundup

then 3 weeks later an old fashioned garden fork after you have soaked the ground with a hose
Dim, good suggestion but no good if you plan to keep the plant!! :lol: , long handled shovel's &the like are great for digging deep & leverage but trust me they will not slice through established boo root's!, it will just bounce off & do you an injury. karl.
:D lately, all of the cleints that I work for that have bamboo (and who did not use root barriers), want the whole lot gone

it's a nightmare .... even roundup does not always work

Roundup isn't good enough. use SBK Or Grason ;)

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