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As one old cynic to another. Yes Fairy
Lyn, forget the fridge. Sow them when they're ripe and leave them outside over winter.
(Like the clematis, same family)
I think it spreads whatever you do Alex. Its nuisance value depends on your garden style. It doesn't trouble me much but I should think growers of alpines find it more of a pain. It actually looks quite nice between stones on a paved area
everything goes on my compost heap
Sounds like an oxalis
You could check out some of the nightshades.
Start with Solanum nigrum and see if there's a resemblence
Not sure October is the time to do it either. I think it's as rainbowfish says, trim up after flowering but not into old wood.
RHS says this https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=127
Yes. ours was getting caught in the telephone wires. Looks like a hedge now
I've seen lots at 10 ft but 18ft is pretty impressive