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What spacing to give when planting Vinca Major-Monor


 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:34 am    Post subject: What spacing to give when planting Vinca Major-Monor Reply with quote

Hi All

I am looking to plant a bed approx (14ft x 5) with ground cover plants. the plot is square and is walled on 2 sides and has footpaths on the other two sides.

My thoughts were to plant vinca minor at the front near the foot paths and a mix of iberis sempervirens and vinca major in the rest of the bed.
The reason for this is so the bed is low at the front and increases in height as it goes back.

My question is, how much spacing to allow for Vinca Majors and Minors.

Any help on this would be much appreciated,

Greengro

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At a guess, I would think about 24 inches between plants for Vinca Major and maybe 18 inches for Vinca minor.......these plants grow fresh roots from the stems as they spread around, so will cover the ground very efficiently.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks you very much Sive for taking the time to reply to my question, it's much appreciated.

I have heard the Vinca can be quite vigorous, is there a chance that could take over the Iberis if there not kept in check or should they be ok to share the same space giving the correct spacing? (I read that I should leave 12 inch spacing between the iberis)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, vinca can be vigorous, but I have never found it to be troublesome.....you can just tidy it up regularly and cut back any whippy growth that is going where you don't want it to go. I think it's a pretty plant, and very useful in certain situations.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much Sive ,

your advise is appreciated and this will be a great help in the number of plants to buy and the spacing to allow.

Thanks again for taking the time to post your replys,

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