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sempergoofy
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Smyrna, GA
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reply to alkizmo

Re: Shed project

Looks like a cage to hold suet for the birds.
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jrs8084
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join:2002-03-02
Statesville, NC
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reply to alkizmo

Looks like a suet birdfeeder.

How on earth do you "control" bamboo? I have heard that is even worse than kudzu.



alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
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said by jrs8084:

How on earth do you "control" bamboo? I have heard that is even worse than kudzu.

Napalm. It worked in 'nam.


Coma
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NirvanaLand
reply to jrs8084

said by jrs8084:

How on earth do you "control" bamboo?


You cut it down every day.

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robbin
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join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
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reply to jrs8084

said by jrs8084:

How on earth do you "control" bamboo? I have heard that is even worse than kudzu.

Trench and install a root barrier -- usually heavy galvanized sheet metal or concrete or they even sell barrier material specifically for bamboo. The trench needs to be about 30" deep.


PSWired

join:2006-03-26
Annapolis, MD
reply to PSWired

Yeah, that cage thing is a suet feeder. But it ends up feeding the squirrels more than the birds...

"Controlling" bamboo is a nearly impossible task. There are some underground concrete barriers throughout my yard that keep the bigger stands from getting out of control, but in the spring I have to go out there every few days and cut down the new growth. Fortunately the new stuff is very soft and easy to get rid of--sometimes a weedwacker will do the trick--but it grows FAST. We're talking multiple feet per day.



mix

join:2002-03-19
Utica, MI
reply to PSWired

I saw this same shed outside of Saigon in '72 and it housed a family of 6 comfortably. It was also in a bamboo forest.


sk1939
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Mclean, VA
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reply to PSWired

said by PSWired:

Well, forest might be a bit of a generous term, but it's a ton of bamboo! Lots of work to keep it under control in the springtime.

I know how that is, I can't seem to get rid of it. Never plant bamboo or english ivy without a containment vessel in place....


PSWired

join:2006-03-26
Annapolis, MD

Oh, funny you mention the english ivy, I've got tons of that too! Even roundup takes several rounds to kill it.