I was in the garden this morning having a look during our mid winter here. I spotted a couple of my bamboo sending new culms. Phyllostachys aurea 'Holochrysa' (pictured below) has 7 new culms, the tallest of which right now is over 3 feet and some just emerging. Also with new culms is Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Alata'. There could be more but I didn't look ant further. Anyone with bamboo might want to have a look at theirs. They might find similar happenings. P.S. Is there not a bamboo forum here or did I over look it?