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Talkback: Growing Russian vine

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 22:28

Russian vine is not ideal for growing anywhere as it rapidly becomes a monster, spreading everywhere, strangling everything and invading your neighbours' gardens as well.

Virginia creeper is a much more docile plant and has the advantage of beautiful red leaves in autumn. It grows rapidly and will self-cling to a rough surface if given something to cling to initially.

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 22:21

Hi Joan,

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Click edit, then browse your computer to find the avatar that you want.

Click on it and it will appear on the page in the avatar slot; save and you're done.

spuce tree called FAT ALBERT

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 21:27

Spruces can shed their needles in spring, although not usually all at once. If you are getting fresh green growth at the same time it should be fine.

Welcome to the problem solving forum

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 21:25

It could be either mice or rabbits.


Posted: 21/04/2012 at 17:49

As far as I know you should release him now - late frosts don't matter, they can cope with them.

My first time

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 16:02

Depends on varieties - if they're indoors, the palms' leaves could be finding the air too hot and dry.

Talkback: Plants - planting an acer in a pot

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 15:59

The shrivelled leaves might be due to frost, or to strong winds. As long as only a few leaves shrivel it will recover.


Posted: 21/04/2012 at 15:51

You can certainly make a hedge of it if you want to, although you may find that, in time, you will have a shell of leaves and a fairly empty middle. The only thing I'd say is that it would be best pruned by hand to keep a good shape rather than using a hedge trimmer.

sweet pea

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 13:10

Probably best in pots as they'll germinate faster than outdoors.

A few snow shots taken in the garden

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 13:09

Lovely shots

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