Would this work?
Gardening by the Yard did a show on bamboo and really piqued my interest. He advices that you bury a strong, deep barrier to help contain the runners. I would like to plant them on the street side of my fence, with a barrier buried just inside the fence so it would be discouraged from coming into the yard. Could it ruin my fence?? Any other problems with this "brilliant plan?" (tongue in cheek emoticon here.) We are on a busy road, and this seems like a good way to soften the look out my front door. Suggestions? What grows fast??