Posted: 20/08/2017 at 10:44
We have bamboo in our garden. New growth are the tall shoots and ours does the same.
If you don't like having too much bamboo you could cut back some of the smaller leaved one, like you would a shrub or hedge to keep it a manageable shape (I do this).
The middle picture, my father in law has in his garden, and it does pop up occasionally a little distance from the main plant but he just chops it back (he has a very large gravel garden so its easy for him to trace back and deal with it).
Another thing you could do is to trim off the side shoots up to a height of 5-6 feet so that you have two features, nice stems and foliage above to provide a barrier at the end of your garden.
If you are worried about bamboo spreading you can dig down in front of it and put in a barrier which should help or even stop it spreading.
Hope this provides you with some help.
Last edited: 20 August 2017 10:44:37