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Who's afraid of varginia creeper

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 10:00

I have the Virginia creeper with 5 separate leaves, not the more controllable palmate one (which I also have). Mine is absolutely rampant, not planted by me, planted by a previous owner over 30 years ago. It's popped up by wandering roots in flower beds where I don't want it, it's trying to suffocate the wisteria, hydrangea petiolaris, honeysuckle and a Felicité Perpetué rose. I've tried digging it up, cutting it down, spraying it, to no avail. It's now got into the veggie garden on the deer fence and it's growing in the woods. How did it get there? seeds? I hate it.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 09:52

That dress could have been lovely if she had taken the apron off which made it look stiff and awkward. I don't think it was time for Jennifer to go. Judy, the lobster, even Tim Wonnacott (though I quite like him), but the 2 in the dance off could have stayed another couple of weeks.


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 09:48


 Get well soon, Fairy.

Those poppy photos are so moving and beautiful.

Lovely day here, so far. Just off to get a few more daffodils from the GC as I didn't have quite enough to go around the Mirabelle tree, will drop in at a little nursery on the way. Must plant up more pots this afternoon.


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 20:36

That sounds a great day Lily.

I enjoyed my lunch out at the new restaurant run by a young couple. There were 16 of us.

Can't get peanuts for birds in France, but sunflower seeds are cheap and sold in the supermarket. Sunflowers are grown all around here, so pretty when out and so sad and messy when over.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 20:32

Well, I was disappointed by the public's choice tonight. I thought there were 3 other couples who were worse than the 2 in the dance off.

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 19:13

Yviestevie said "Not important as far as the forum is concerned, I tend to hang around and pick up crumbs of information from the great and the good."

Yes you are important to the forum, you are a valuable member.

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 16:44

Verdun, did you have a few drinks at that nightclub when you picked up your niece? Or did the early morning bedtime turn your head???  But you are funny

I'm important to my OH, my children, my pets and my garden. Does that make me as important as you?

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 08:27

Rock garden and exotic flowers look amazing. Thank you, Dove lovely photos.


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 08:26

Morning all. Glad the TWIGS had a good day. I looked up TWIGS on the Search facility, it only mentioned them once and that wasn't the time when it was explained. All the twigs it came up with were in little letters and belonged to trees and shrubs. I hope I can become a temporary member next year, mother's family are from East Anglia.

Lunching out today.

Ideas Please

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 22:59

What a pretty garden you have Yviestevie.

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