When I moved into my new home late last year my garden looked like this:
And there to one side is a rather lovely looking bamboo. The problem is two fold; one, I don’t want a bamboo and certainly not there. Two, whoever planted the bamboo didn’t put it in properly.
Bamboo likes to grow and you have to be super careful when you plant it to make sure the roots don’t go everywhere. The previous owners did not do this and so I am now chasing bamboo roots around my garden.
If you’re doubting how far they can go, my next-door neighbour told me that he had some pop up in his garden, on the opposite side to my joining fence. Sigh. Not only badly planted but badly planted right next to neighbours. Not nice.
So I am now waging war on the nasty thing. I thought as it has been taking up so much of my time I would share a few pictures.
The lawn after I had pulled one of the roots out
The root pulled out from the previous picture
The rest of the roots I’ve managed to get out so far. I’m hoping I’m about 45/50% of the way there now.
Some of the roots still in the ground. Sadly I think they go under the fence…
So this is what I’ve been doing in the morning, as well as shifting soil and moving paving slabs around ready to move the path and get ready to decide where everything else is going. Lots to do!
Posted by vclinde on February 20, 2013
Today I dropped into the Sutton Bonington Food Market. It was in their Uni campus there which I’d driven past hundreds of times but never been inside (why would I?). There were some good stalls there, quite a few with student discounts, and most pretty well priced. I tried a sausage cob which tasted great but was so undercooked that it was still pink so I couldn’t eat it all, I also had a bison burger which was gorgeous. We brought home a key-lime pie, gingerbread cake, croissant and poppy seed twist. It was a good little market and worth it seeing as I’m so close by but nothing really new or different. They are an occasional event and if I remember I’ll pop by again – in fact I only remembered today because Valentine Warner posted about it on Twitter!
Posted by vclinde on October 3, 2012