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Vinca minor; up or down?

Is it better to plant vinca plants at the bottom of a slope and let it grow up, or at the top of a slope and let it trail down? 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,422

    all plants tend to grow more towards light so base the decision on that.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190

    Vinca I would plant at the top, mine doesn't support its own weight so it will hang down the slope. 

    Ive got it on top of a stone wall, grows everywhere but fills a space and seems to flower almost all year round. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Ah thank you Lyn 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,865

    Sorry Nut, but I'd start it at the top too. 

    I think it's easier to spread out the stems downhill as they grow,  rather than uphill.

  • Charlie 224 said

    "The bank is more or less south facing so has full sun and the soil is quite sandy."

    I have a similar bank and based on what nut said I'll plant mine at the top and let it grow down. Makes perfect sense now...of course. image 

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