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Climbers - Mandevilla and Sundavilla

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 20:38

Just bought these 2 climbers.  Haven't come across them before but was drawn to the white Mandevilla and red Sundaville as soon as I saw them.  What is their proper name, and are they easy to grow?.  No info on the labels! Are they perennial and, if so, can I over-winter them in an unheated greenhouse?

Ground Elder for a beginner

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 20:23

I think I've managed to get on top of my ground elder problem.  I waited until the leaves uncurled and then sprayed them with Roundup, as advised.  It's the second year I've sprayed, and they are coming up much less.  Be careful not to let the spray drift onto other plants, but if they are quite woody stemmed plants, they will be ok.  Keep looking amongst the surrounding plants during the spring and summer, and spray each leaf you find as it appears.  I have a totally unkempt garden next to mine and am constantly fighting ground elder, brambles, ivy  and worst of all - bindweed!  Good luck.

Cuttings from Wisteria?

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 20:07

Were the plants in Aldi the dark mauve or the pale flowered ones?  I'd have to make a special journey there and it's the dark flowered wisteria I really want. Also, does anyone know how safe it is to plant wisteria against a house wall, as some of the older plants I've seen have a very thick trunk and branches, so I wondered if the roots could damage a house's foundations?

Please help identify :)

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 19:48

Careful.  Bleeding heart attracts slugs!  Put lots of sharp grit around the base.

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Climbers - Mandevilla and Sundavilla

Just bought these 2 climbers. Haven't come across them before but was drawn to the white Mandevilla and red Sundaville. Are these climbers easy to grow? Are they perennial? How large do they get? 
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