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Mystery vine causing trouble!

Hi all - hoping for some advice as we've got a mystery vine climbing all over our garden and strangling everything in sight.

It's got tiny pink flowers and the roots and lower parts of the vine are brown and very sturdy - the leaves are relatively long and thin, and the whole thing grows very tall indeed!

Answers on a postcard!



  • Georgie10Georgie10 Posts: 3


    Here are some pictures to help solve the case (hopefully!)

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 84,000

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • B3B3 Posts: 25,266

    Trace back vine to base and chop it at ground level. It's easier to remove dead vines without damaging your plants. Multiple shoots from one plant so it's not as bad as it seems

    Then dig out roots. They're not deep but there'll be runners.

    Then be vigilant ad pull them whenever they pop up

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • It's a red jasmine, they're unscented. I've got one that's successfully growing under a laurel tree -- they're very vigorous.

    I quite like the look, and insects are fond, so you want to keep it, you could prune it to a sensible space, or do something to restrict the vigour. Yours looks like it's growing out of somewhere super moist and rich -- is it coming out of the compost bin maybe? Transplanting it to somewhere bleak and horrible where nothing else will grow might do the trick.

  • B3B3 Posts: 25,266

    Sounds like what the b****r deservesimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Georgie10Georgie10 Posts: 3

    Amazing!! Thanks all, great advice too! image

    Last edited: 07 July 2017 14:48:21

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