Grow lots of bamboo in the Garden. Not everyone's favourite plants but I like them a lot. Thought I'd put up four of my favourite sorts. We've probably got about 20 in all shapes and sizes. As always the spade in there to give an idea of size. This first is the bamboo I the plant like best. Big but non-invasive
This is a bamboo which I've divided over the years, and now we use it alongside what we grandly refer to as a 'Bamboo Walkway'. Another big bamboo, but easy to divide with a spade. We use it for beansticks.
I added this one for two reasons. Firstly because its reputed to be the biggest bamboo growing in Britain. Its tall but don't think it can be called the biggest. Second reason is a warning about how easy it is for the amateur gardener to be conned. I paid £85 for this in a 5" pot about 5yrs ago. Perhaps in time!!