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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 10:15 am    Post subject: I want to grow this~advice please Reply with quote

This is growing wild on a ditch near me and I would love to grow it on the ditch in front of my house.

It has a dark green, glossy leaf and a beautiful purple/bue flower

Does anybody know what it is called?

How would I go about making it grow from a slip and when I should go about it?

Thanks

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

edited to add photo, but the photo is too big~will look it up and try and post a link

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://s397.photobucket.com/albums/pp56/busybeingmammy/wild%20flower/

HOPE THIS LINK WORKS!

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like a Vinca to me.....dead easy if it is. If you look around the roots of the plant growing wild, you should find lots of shoots that can be easily separated and popped into a pot of compost, without harming the parent plant.
It's a great ground cover plant.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is lesser periwinkle vinca minor, can be propagated by root cuttings or dividing the plant in winter early spring. there are many cultivated forms available at your garden centre.
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