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Perewinkle Vinca minor `gertrude jkylle`

Perewinkle Vinca minor `gertrude jkylle` (Vinca minor `gertrude jekyll`)

Ground cover not quite as invasive as the vinca major.

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I stick to vinca minor now! I had a lovely vinca major but it even escaped from its pot and took me years to get rid of -must have liked me, it was everywhere. The periwinkles are so useful, aren't they?

18 Apr, 2010


Well Volval they must have liked you has mine arn`t to invasive yet my friend three doors down has the vinca major everywhere and is doing her darnest to get rid of it.

19 Apr, 2010


That's interesting! I almost bought one this year because I do like the variegated one. The one I had, which escaped was almost in the dark, below the huge privet hedge where nothing will grow. It outdid the ivy there and travelled! I wonder if it's soil type, or light? The soil would have been very poor.

19 Apr, 2010


Ah, I think you are right about the light has my friend planted hers on a bit of ground under some elder trees where nothing else had grown.

20 Apr, 2010

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See who else is growing Vinca minor `gertrude jekyll`.

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This photo is of "lesser periwinkle" in Stroller's garden

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