periwinkle

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periwinkle

Post: #229847 Annpan
Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:51 pm

I was out for a walk the other day, near my sister's house, and have taken it upon myself to forage for cuttings of nice looking plants :flower:

There was a lot of ground cover green plant with the occasional very pretty blue flower. So I snaffled a couple of short lengths, just a few inches (it came up, roots attached, as ground elder does)

I've done an online search and it seems to be a periwinkle... we don't have any near us, it was a new one on me.


Soooooo..... would it be a mistake to introduce a new creeping groundcover 'weed' to rival bindweed and ground elder? or is it a case of might as well'



I read that it is often used as a pretty groundcover in gardens.... and I do like the flowers.
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Re: periwinkle

Post: #229848 bonniethomas06
Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:57 pm

I've got loads of it Annpan, I love it, especially in the shady bits where nothing else grows.

It isn't as voracious as bindweed, and if it grows somewhere you don't want it, just rip it up.

I say it is a goer.
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Re: periwinkle

Post: #229857 MKG
Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:28 pm

Absolutely - periwinkle's gorgeous. It also one of those plants which will happily spread, but an annual spade-in around its borders easily keeps it in check - it isn't "invasive" as such, more "given half a chance I'll keep you lots of company". We have a few clumps of it, and a couple of hours a year means that they stay as a few clumps. No big problem.

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Re: periwinkle

Post: #229865 Annpan
Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:26 pm

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Woopee!!!

free pretty plants :mrgreen:
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