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Jun 9, 2012 12:58 PM

climbing plant in garden

Is this a weed?  It is quite rampant and is much bigger than a few weeks ago when the photo was taken.  It hasn't produced any flowers yet and I don't know whether to keep it or dig it up!  There should have been a clematis around that spot but the leaves aren't like a clematis; and a honeysuckle should surely have shown some sign of flowering by now?

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    Jun 9, 2012 1:40 PM (in response to Drosophila)
    Re: climbing plant in garden

    Hi,

    the plant in your initial and later pictures with the red stems twining round themselves is Russian vine, Fallopia baldschuanica, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallopia_baldschuanica

    Also known as Mile-a-minute as it grows very fast and will swamp whatever it can that will support it!

    The other plant in your initial picture with the rounded leaves climbing up the wall is a Campanula.

    My advice would be to get rid of the Fallopia if you can, there are much more manageable and more attractive climbers out there if you want to mask the wall.

     

    Regards,

    Jen

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