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Plant ID please

fluviafluvia Posts: 48
edited July 2022 in Plants
Hi, this is spreading from my neighbours garden into mine. Please let me know what it is? Looks beautiful to me as ground cover but I'm growing a new hedge on my side so unable to decide whether to keep or pull it out immediately?


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,830
    Hello fluvia, I think the plant is a variegated vinca or periwinkle.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,541
    as you say " spreading from your neighbour". 
    IMHO it's too invasive to encourage,especially in amongst the new hedge
  • fluviafluvia Posts: 48
    Thanks ladybird for ID. Need to resist the temptation to keep it LOL
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,562
    If you like it, you could lift some and put it in a big pot. I seem to recall someone on here posting a pic of the variegated V. major growing in a blue glazed pot - an idea I intended to copy shamelessly, but then forgot about.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,025
    It’s not that easy to eradicate but active discouragement should leave you with enough to look ok especially when it flowers … it’s a useful trailer for flower arrangements too. 

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

  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    I'm keeping mine well in check in this terracotta pot. The creeping stems were cut back earlier this year. Even the v. minor is hellish to get rid of once established. 

    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • fluviafluvia Posts: 48
    Awesome, it looks beautiful in a pot, thanks. 
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