another mystery climber!

Can anyone identify this, please? Is it friend or foe? It's growing over a lonicera and a rose .

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/black-bryony

    Tamus communis, black bryony. Rather beautiful but don't eat it

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,776

    Looks like Russian vine to me Pip but I can't see close up so might not.

     

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,785

    For some reason I can't enlarge and zoom in on this one, but from here, and wearing my old glasses, it looks remarkably like Russian Vine - Fallopia baldschuanica aka Mile a Minute Vine.  Google Mile a Minute Vine Images - you'll see that it's a pretty rampant climber.  I've known it pull guttering off a house.  When we moved here it was in the top of a mature ash tree - and I mean the top!!!

    It is very pretty and can look lovely if you have several acres of space but in my humble opinion it should never be planted in an average sized garden. 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    I'm still going with the bryonyimage

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,776

    You'll probably be right nut image

    I managed to kill Russian vine once....my finest horticultural moment image

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,785

    If Nut says its Black Bryony then I'll say it's Black Bryony image

    I really can't see it very well anyway.  image Must do something about some new specs image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,503
    nutcutlet wrote (see)

    http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/black-bryony

    Tamus communis, black bryony. Rather beautiful but don't eat it

    Yep, defo. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 14,713

    I too think Bryony

     

    Devon.
  • landgirl100landgirl100 Posts: 655

    Yes, Tamus communis. It's a relative of the yam!

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