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Akebia Quinata ( Chocolate Vine )

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Akebia Quinata       (   Chocolate Vine   )

new 2011 , first flowers this year .....



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great plants these, nice one Amy...

30 Apr, 2012

 

I do like this plant, so pretty. I had one several years ago but it 'escaped' from the garden, climbed up the electricity pole and along the lines. I tried containing it but it just wouldn't behave so it had to go :(

30 Apr, 2012

 

Beautiful..........

30 Apr, 2012

 

It's lovely. I'm guessing from comment from Gee that this is quite a rampant climber?

30 Apr, 2012

 

Wonderful plant to have..vigorous too, I have 2 of them :)))

30 Apr, 2012

 

They're lovely plants, Dwylli, but need a bigger garden than mine - it certainly was a case of 'up, up and away' :)

30 Apr, 2012

 

lovely Amy :o))

30 Apr, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Slad /Kathy / Dwyllis / San / Gill my neighbour warned me about these going off in every which way direction , it's already covered the top of this Arbour and this is it's first year ! do you manage to keep your in your garden Michaella ?

30 Apr, 2012

 

Wow, Thats pretty Amy............

30 Apr, 2012

 

It looks and sounds gorogeous!

30 Apr, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Maureen / Carole I'm pleased with it but it sounds as though I must keep an eye on it to stop it running rampant over everything else :o)

1 May, 2012

 

That's lovely Amy . . . going on my wish list :))

1 May, 2012

 

Just added your pic to my faves, to remind me!

1 May, 2012

 

Amy, yes, I have always managed too... I guess they were and are planted well away from the boundary fence. I have had to move both of them recently..cutting them to just over 15 inches, already they are on their way, I have planted both of them against 2 old trees which are away from the fence.

1 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Sheila if I find any runners or I can take a cutting I will let you know !
Michaella do you cut yours down to approx 15 " every year ? this is on an Arbour I'm getting worried that it will smother it !

1 May, 2012

 

Wow, thanks Amy :))

1 May, 2012

 

Beautiful.

3 May, 2012

 

oooh thats a bit special. what conditions does it like?

3 May, 2012

 

Hi Amy, sorry about the delay in replying. No I do not cut mine at all. I had to cut them down recently to move them elsewhere in the garden, they have always been allowed to go wherever they wish, I plant them well away from boundaries and areas where I do not want them to go to. I would watch the arbour, it will smother it... if it is happy.

3 May, 2012

 

Hi Amy, how did I miss this! Sounds like my kind of climber. I've looked at it on Crocus and it says fully hardy - perfect. Must get one :)

4 May, 2012

 

Lovely climber. No good for my small patch though.

5 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Sticki my soil is acid I'm not sure if it is happy with all kinds of soil , thanks Michaella If it starts to take over I will hack some off it ...I guessed you would like it Dawn you have the space to allow it to clamber where it will ..
I'm beginning to wonder if my garden is big enough for it Linda :o))

8 May, 2012

 

I have space for a climber on the back fence and would like a passion flower, but they grow so fast....any suggestions? Is there a variety of passion flower that remains smallish?

8 May, 2012

 

there's a clem that looks just like a passion flower, Lindak, called Clematis Sieboldii . . . maybe Google it?

8 May, 2012

 

I'll take a look Sheila thanks.

9 May, 2012

 

I love this, but moved it and then lost it, now I know it is hardy will look out for another ......

9 May, 2012



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