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BurtsnestBurtsnest Posts: 174
Hello, I have been to visit a family member and this is growing on the roof of their garage.  They haven't planted it. The colour is beautiful.  Thanks in advance. 


  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003
    Virginia Creeper?
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    I agree, that looks like Parthenocissus Quinquefolia, Virginia Creeper.
  • BurtsnestBurtsnest Posts: 174
    Is it a menace?  I was going to see if I could propagate it? 
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,016
    It's either arrived by bird or has grown up from the neighbour's side.   Beautiful at this time of year but do be careful about making sure it isn't creeping in under eaves, undermining roof tiles, insulation, water-proofing membranes as it can be a PITA to clear and repair.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    It's lovely but yes, only grow it over a carefully chosen structure!
  • BurtsnestBurtsnest Posts: 174
    Thanks everyone. I think I shall give this one a miss. It's a shame really as it is beautiful. 
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