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Trying to identify this plant

thompta49thompta49 Posts: 6
Can anyone help please? I'm sure it's quite common but I'm struggling. Thank you


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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,226
    Hello thompta49. I think it might be Russian vine. If it is be very careful as it can be a right thug.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,838
    Looks awfully like the dreaded Russian Vine, aka Mile-a-Minute.

    Utterly rampant, flowers look good for a max of 2 weeks if you're lucky and then fade to brown.  Dull, boring foliage.  Will swamp a fence, building, tree, garden in n time if left.  No redeeming features.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,913
    edited June 2021
    I agree with all that has been said above … it also roots wherever a stem touches them ground. It can look beautiful when in flower but it can swamp trees and pull the guttering off your roof.   I know one plant that has spread a third of a mile along a roadside hedgerow!!!

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

  • thompta49thompta49 Posts: 6
    Thank you. That's definitely it. Think the shears will be out soon then
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,226
    Very wise!
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
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