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Posted: 19/08/2013 at 16:37

Hi, I can't id this vine and would like some help please.

 It has produced no flowers or fruit at all but put on masses of growth. Any ideas? Thanks


Posted: 19/08/2013 at 08:14

The best weed spreaders are dandelions, sycamore trees and cleavers in my garden!  


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 11:58

There have been several threads about his plant recently - type in the search box and all the threads should come up. The main chat was about suckers coming from the roots and throwing up new unwanted plants therefore how to kill them! It is a lovely tree but be aware once you have got it it is difficult to get rid of. I haven't heard any problems about roots/foundations but I would be inclined to be careful about siting this plant as it can get very big and you may need to dig around the root area.....


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 11:48

A member of the persicaria family - a weed! Bin it as it spreads...probably was on the pot the Helenium came in and it has survived unlike your Helenium!!


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 11:38

Never divided this plant but all the advice says you can break it into the pieces you speak of. Pot bound plants flower better so putting it back in the same pot seems like a plan and putting your new divisions in small pots too. Cutting off damaged roots (apparently they will die back anyway and may cause a problem) is a good idea. Hope the link below helps and that you are successful - I would think the offsets, once rooted and if you haven't got room for them would make good presents or could be sold....


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 10:50

It sounds like it could be tomato moth - though the holes are very small. The caterpillars (green or brown) tunnel into the fruit - open a fruit and see if you can see one.


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 10:15

It looks like a very healthy plant to me. I don't know what they are but |I don't think you have anything to worry about.


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 09:36

I check my 'followed threads and then see if I can answer any queries. I like any id queries but if nutcutlet has got there b4 me I know the id has been sorted!!  


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 20:43

I haven't seen any posts from Goldilocks for a while either ...miss the good advice and weather reports from up north!


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 22:06

Check the roots for vine weevil grubs - white body, brown head. There is another buddleias thread with a similar problem - check it out.

Cut back on the watering, they like to be dry.

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