Posted: 27/11/2013 at 20:50
Hi Nikki7, I agree with you, he is quite a thug and will grow anyyyyyywhere!! I have one covering a fence in a shady corner and it really lights it up. The little birds loves the seeds and the delicate brackets are pretty. It is no different than other easy growing plants.
My other one clambers up the pergola and together with a trumpet vine, a grape vine and a passion vine gives me a lovely shady area to sit underneath and watch the little birds twittering over head. What I do do yearly is to cut away the vines in the spring, as by then the seeds are all gone too and tidies it up.