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23/12/2013 at 10:58

Hi everyone.

There is a vine in my new garden that has one last flower on it! I thought I would see if you lovely people could identify it for me and, if you know what it is, can you advise me if I can prune it back this time of year? It is starting to grow over the living room window sill. Here is a photo:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/35299.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

 

23/12/2013 at 12:15

Abutilon megapotamicum. It's from Brazil and I wouldn't prune it now as it's frost tender. If your plant is in a container it would be wise to bring it indoors. 

http://www.larkspur-nursery.co.uk/Abutilon_Care.htm

23/12/2013 at 15:16

Thanks Flowerchild. So it's not actually a climbing plant? Wow - the previous owner of this house did a good job to train it onto the wall then. No wonder it's trying to grow outward.

Unfortunately the plant is not in a container, but it's in the most sheltered part of the garden, so fingers crossed it will last through the winter.

 

23/12/2013 at 16:48

I'd heap some compost over the root run area as a modicum of protection - if it ever stops raining - you are a very lucky lady.  All I inherited when I moved here was a rampant Russian vine which had to be removed, and a lot of self seeded apple trees, which likewise had to be removed before I could have a grassy area (couldn't aspire to "lawn" with three children).

23/12/2013 at 21:45

Abutilon Kentish Bell

24/12/2013 at 08:39

i have this aswell mine i have had for two years and its in the garden it did go thru the two winters with no probs at all

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