What is this please?

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  1. Chris hook

    Chris hook Apprentice Gardener

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    8E61C9F4-D374-45AD-A53E-7BD9678DA2E4.jpeg Can anyone identify this and more importantly how do I get rid of it!?
    It’s running wild?!
     
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    Welcome aboard @Chris hook - it looks like your image didn't load or appear for some reason. Have another shot at it, and if you don't have any luck give me a shout and I will try and help you :)
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Looks vaguely like some kind of bamboo.
     
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      Agreed - a friend planted a clump in his back garden a good few years back, and regretted it very quickly. Grew like wildfire, and was really hard to control.

      @Chris hook - personally I would suggest dealing with it quite rapidly whilst it is still young/small and it can be a lot to handle when it gets bigger. Not sure how it responds to glyphosate, but hopefully someone else can advise there.
       
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        Many thanks for the advice. Can anyone suggest something that will kill this for sure? has anyone had experience of this and has got rid of it?
         
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        My inclination would be something like SBK, although I would wait for confirmation of that from the likes of @pete, @Sheal, @shiney (and numerous others) before buying
         
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          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          I've never had a bamboo problem, so can't really say what would be best to kill it.
          Glyphosate should do it I would think.
           
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          The bamboo I had was clump forming and didn't spread like the one you have. I had it dug out as I don't like them.

          Round Up which contains glyphosate probably won't touch it but I think SBK would kill it. Failing that something stronger like Gallup perhaps. They are all systemic killers and I've used all three.

          Be careful to use any of these on a windless day, as they will kill or damage any plant they touch.
           
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          Thanks for all your advice
           
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