Hi, Will you cut this back, or just let the leaves fall off in winter and then trim it back? I have this vine, but mine is so small I haven’t had to face this yet.
This is Myles’ garden and he doesn’t cut it back unless it get’s out of control and you can’t see the person sitting in front of you! Some like to keep it neat and don’t like the draping effect, you would need to cut it back.
Thanks. I just want mine to grow fast: I think it looks fabulous.
A few tips to help your creeper move along:
Feed it once a week with Seasol and Powerfeed.
Cut the side lateral branches off so that all the energy goes into the main leader.
And, watch out for any grubs!
A beautiful mess !!! yes and I can wait for this mess in my garden too!!
We love our vine, and thanks for the tip about pruning off laterals and feeding it.
Ours has dropped and a gardener suggested that early May was early, and we should have watered it more for longer autumn colours. Do you suggest that?
Thanks Jenny. Virginia Creeper is the first to drop and it is usually completely finished by May. It responds to day light hours rather than temperature, so it is dropping it’s leaves due to timing not because of the cold.
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