Planting the bamboo at the fence for privacy - I like that a heck of a lot better than plastic strips through the chain link.
Whenever I hear of somebody doing something natural, like bamboo, I think it's a good plan.
Plastic is one of the world's worst inventions - we're stuck with it now; I think the thing to do is just re-use it for something else, rather than put it in the recycle - they just melt it down and make more plastic stuff - yuck.
We still have a bit of that plastic stripping on the parking lot fence here at the building but it looks ok, so we never took it off. But I wouldn't go to the trouble of putting any more up. I prefer wooden trellis work, or like you, planting something nice like bamboo.
I don't really know a thing about growing
bamboo 'cause I've never done it, so I can't advise on it.
I know I like bamboo curtains and wall hangings -and poles that are bamboo. So I guess I might think about planting some.
Good luck with getting your growing
problems straightened out - I'm sure somebody here will know what to do.