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Vines taking over garden

Hi! I’ve decided to tackle my communal London garden as the council have neglected it the last few years And I’m starting to see why. The flower beds are covered in this vine which looks like loose dead branches but it is actually embedded into the beds. It’s everywhere, even running into the lawn and is extremely difficult to pull out. I found only a small area with leaves to try and identify it, does anyone know what it is and how to get rid of it? 

Many thanks for your help in advance! Megimageimage


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,308

    I see Honeysuckle, Ivy and Euphorbia amygdaloides. a good mix to take over the world

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,668

    It might be Vinca major or mina, a usually evergreen crawling plant, with either blue or white flowers, which can be very invasive, although as nutcutlet says, honeysuckle has those kind of branches and you can get deciduous varieties, it's usually a climber though and unusual to see it along the ground like that.

    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • turmericturmeric Posts: 828

    Definitely honeysuckle in the first picture.  I can't see the second picture very clearly, can someone remind me how to magnify the pictures these days?

  • The first is probably Lonicera japonica 'Halliana' with a touch of mildew--but it is a nice plant.

    I can't tell either whether this is what accounts for the roots all over the ground in pic #2 though.

    Might be best to leave everything to come out and up until you're certain what's what.

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