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Vine ID please

OliyaOliya Posts: 89
Does anyone know what this vine is? I assume it’s a weed as it’s growing all over the place…
Thanks!


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  • Looks like a clematis.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,514
    edited September 2021
    There is a weedy clematis. It's a thug.
    Traveller's joy.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,639
    Agree with B3, I suspect you have Clematis Vitalba, sometimes called Old Man's Beard. They can be spread about rapidly if unchecked.
  • OliyaOliya Posts: 89
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    @B3
    @Borderline
    thank you for your responses. I gave it a quick google. It does look like traveller’s joy / old man’s beard. Apparently it’s good for wildlife so I’ll leave some of it for the time being…
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,514
    I really wouldn't! @Oliya
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • OliyaOliya Posts: 89
    B3 said:
    I really wouldn't! @Oliya
    Really? I better go put my gardening gloves on then! 
    I’m very new to gardening so really appreciate your advice.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,465
    The Clematis alpina varieties are just as good for wildlife as the wild type, not thuggish, and much prettier

    https://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/Clematis-alpina/

     :) 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • OliyaOliya Posts: 89
    The Clematis alpina varieties are just as good for wildlife as the wild type, not thuggish, and much prettier

    https://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/Clematis-alpina/

     :) 
    Thank you! 😊
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,834
    Just to show what C. vitalba can do. When we first moved here there was a small patch of this on the roadside near Ruabon. Now, 25 years later, it is on both sides of the road, covering every tree for a good 2 miles.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,349
    The alpina Clematis are particularly good because they're early, and therefore very beneficial for insects at that time of year.
    The macropetalas like similar conditions, and are really beautiful.  :)

    It's a real stinker, that plant, isn't it  @Palustris ? :D 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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