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Solved Invasive plant

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by LivvyC, May 16, 2018.

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invasive weird vine like plant with runners

  1. No idea what this plant is but it's taking over one of my bushes and starting into next doors garden

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  2. I've pruned it back just to try and see where it's coming from and it's surrounding this bush.

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  1. LivvyC

    LivvyC Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi guys,
    I really hope someone can ID this plant for me. It's wrapped around a bush in my garden and it's got worse this year. I've pruned most of it back again but it's just going to get worse. It's now starting to get into next doors garden. It's woody at the base and sends runners out. I'd love anything you know about this
     
  2. Loofah

    Loofah Well used member

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    Looks like a periwinkle (vinca major) to me. If you don't want it they're a pain to get rid of but perseverance will sort it.
     
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    • Tetters

      Tetters Total Gardener

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      Every time you prune it, it will grow stronger. To get rid, if you don`t like Vinca - you need to dig the roots out.
       
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      • Marley Farley

        Marley Farley Affable Admin! Staff Member

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        Agreed just dig it up if you don't want it, it isn't hard to get rid of it.!
         
      • Verdun

        Verdun Passionate gardener

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        Yes just dig it out and pull out any long adventitious roots.
        Isnt it funny? Used to love the variegated vinca major and planted loads of it....the blue flowers, the attractive foliage, etc. Had it with ajuga Burgundy Glow and thought it looked good. Now? All gone. Best in wild parts of the garden or beside a pool, prob in a plunged pot :)
         
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        • LivvyC

          LivvyC Apprentice Gardener

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          Thanks for your help guys
           
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          • Degsy

            Degsy Apprentice Gardener

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            Was coming on to ask about a runner that's invading some of my plants, and stumbled on this, looks exactly the same, so thanks for sharing! Just moved in, need to work out what I've got.
             
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