Posted: 12/05/2013 at 15:07
It looks like Russian Vine/Mile a Minute Vine Fallopia baldschuanica - it is a thug but it can be beaten - pull it down from the trees and fencing etc, cut it down to about 18 inches from the ground and destroy all the branches (brown bin, or burn or something similar or they will all grow again.
Then, when the stumps grow new shoots and leaves (it won't take long) spray or paint with SBK Brushwood killer or glyphosate - keep doing it until it dies off - it may take 12 months - and then dig the roots out getting out as much as you can.
You will always have to keep an eye open for it popping up again, especially if it is running rife in the neighbourhood, but don't worry, you'll get good at recognising it.
When we moved here 18 months ago it was right up into the tops of the ash trees and the eaves of the house (along with the ivy) but it's not there now
Good luck and enjoy your new garden