Seed Swaps

Vine Taming

12 Jan 2012
Overcast 6°C / 43°F

It took two of us 4 hours to make sense of, prune and organise numerous interwoven vines in 3 different areas.

Also decided to let go of some ceanothus lollipop trees that were a shadow of their former selves, effectively nothing more than a prop for the vines to sit on

Now I just need to:
Remove ceanothus trees
Clear away the debris
Get the fence damage fixed
Restring the wiring
Complete tying in the vines
Replace gate

Frenchdoors Garden
1 x Clematis ‘Montana’
1 x Jasmine ‘Fiona Sunrise’
1 x Jasmine variegated

Side Fence
1 x Climbing hydrangea
1 x Honeysuckle
2 x Winter Jasmine
1 x jasmine ‘Fiona Sunrise’

1 x Grapevine

Photo 1: french door area, Cleared area on left, debris on right (birds eye view)
Photo 2: French door area, Fence damage (birds eye view)
Photo 3: Side fence, tops of ceanothus’ chopped ready for removal






Folia Helper

United Kingdom8b

But no Wisteria? D:

Posted on 14 Jan 12 (over 4 years ago)


Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

Nope, the Wisteria hasn’t had the chance to become unruly yet, but give it time. Haha

Posted on 14 Jan 12 (over 4 years ago)

You have lots of vines, including some notoriously vigorous ones. I’m impressed that you are getting them under control. Good Work!

I spend so much time fighting the evil invasive weedy vines English Ivy, Clematis Vitalba, Morning Glory and Himalayan Blackberry, that I’ve been very cautious about planting ornamental vines.

Posted on 14 Jan 12 (over 4 years ago)

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