HELP! plant identifying its ruining my life
We cut it back over th efence every week in summer and once every 2-3 weks in winter, its relentless, its even swallowed a tree up and killed it and we need to investigate how we can get the owner to clear it up hes refusing to and its bringing vermin and all sorts into the area! But first plleaseee can anyone help me with what it is?
Thank you in advance
Hi Holly, I think it's russian vine. It's also know as 'mile a minute vine' and I think you realise why.
Yep. its definetely russian vine.
When you don't even know who's in the team
DA! Pravda say is Russki vino!
Had it at previous house, cut it back to base and and dug it out.
It was up in the eaves and the treetops along with the ivy when we moved here two years ago next month - cut it down to the ground and when it shoots again bruise the leaves and spray with glyphosate. It will have roots in lots of places as it layers itself, but if you're ruthless it's not too hard to get rid of. The difficult option is keeping it and keeping it under control!!!
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
intead of cutting it back could you put some into a large plastic bag dustbin size and spray with a strong weed killer like a brush wood killer
Hi, Holly...I have the same problem with a neighbours plant Only this evening, I pulled yards of it off the roof of the shed but it's rapidly climbing up the side of the house.
A couple of years ago I erected a 6ft high trellis, 1ft in front of the dividing fence, to both hide the fence and create a divide between the neighbours invasive climbers and my plants but the tenticles reach over, and given the chance would start to curl around the plants on the trellis
If you find a solution please let us know.
Thanks everyone great response, tried talking to the neighbour but hes nasty, hes not even too old to clear it up he looks to be 40s?
He comes out with his garden shears and snps anything around his front door then goes back in, its rediculous.
I have sent the pics to the environment agency to see where i am to make him clean it up, as its his I legally cant spray it or cut down to roots. He also leaves his car bumpers and stuff in the garden, old batteries and oil canisters down the side of the house.
Also he has this!
You can actually go on google maps and type in his accress and you can see all of the vine and ivy from space!!! lol
I just read the russian ivy is a close cousin of Jap Knotweed yet not on the Weed act which is annoying, so I dont know where I stand in getting rid of it