Wild periwinkle type flower?

jamesharcourtjamesharcourt West SussexPosts: 347
Just seen this growing wild and producing a vinca major type flower ... is that what this is?  It didn’t seem to have the usual leaves so was wondering if it is actually something else  ... ?


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  • Hi James, I think you are right about it being a vinca.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,026
    edited December 2018
    I agree, Vinca major.  Leaves seem to have adult vine weevil damage.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,185
    Me three. Though I cannot tell what the leaves surrounding it are, the thin stem with two lighter tatty leaves (rear right) going up the fence are right for the type.
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 2,073
    Me 4.
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • jamesharcourtjamesharcourt West SussexPosts: 347
    Funnily enough I saw this walking to the garden centre where I’ve just got some (more) variegated vinca major and some extra vinca minor illumination.  I really like the covering effect these have had at the front of some of the borders ...
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,657
    Such a pretty flower,sadly for me this is a plant that will NOT grow in my garden though in other places nearby it grows like a weed!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • jamesharcourtjamesharcourt West SussexPosts: 347
    Such a pretty flower,sadly for me this is a plant that will NOT grow in my garden though in other places nearby it grows like a weed!
    What kind of soil do you have?
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