bamboo rhizomes, will they be kept inbounds by mowing?
I planted some boo cuttings years ago, and they are finally starting to take off. I planted them just inside our fence and there is a small strip of land outside of it where I've planted daffodils. The township mows the grass on that each fall, and any bamboo that would grow there would get chopped. My hindsight being what it is, I just am starting to worry a bit. I am wondering if the bamboo roots and rhizomes will still travel outside the fence to where I have the daffodil bulbs at and slowly kill them off. I've planted almost a thousand bulbs over the past 2 years, and so I am very concerned that I may have created a bamboo monster! If (God forbid) the rhizomes will travel even if they are mowed, I've got to act fast this spring and start to trench and put up a bamboo barrier along some of the road frontage..which is no small task. There are some bamboo gardens that I saw in a book where they keep the bamboo separated by mowing.
Just give it to me straight though...I gotta know. Thank you to all the wise and experienced boo growers out there!