Is it normal for the bamboo to brown in the winter? All but the Golden Hedge now have brown leaves, following some rather bitterly cold nights we had last week and the week before. The stalks still look basically the same.
Just wanted to see if something’s gone wrong. I did avoid watering before the coldest nights for fear of freezing the roots, but otherwise they should have received plentiful water.
You haven't done anything wrong. The unusually cold weather has "burned" the leaves on many of the bamboos. Those leaves will be falling off in the coming weeks and new leaves will form to take their place. For information on which bamboos are most vulnerable to winter temperatures, please click on this post.