Solanum laxum 'Album'

potato vine

Useful on a sheltered, warm, sunny wall, providing a lengthy flowering period, with the benefit of berries in the autumn

Lucy Summers - Greenfingers Guides

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Flower colour: bluish-white
  • Other features: tiny purple-black autumn berries
  • Hardiness: half hardy

    Fragrant, star-shaped, bluish-white flowers with tiny, yellow centres from June to September and glossy, dark green leaves. This jasmine-scented climber is valuable for covering sheltered walls or for growing through other shrubs or climbers. The tiny purple-black autumn berries contrast well with the decorative seedheads of late flowering clematis. In frost-prone areas grow under glass.

  • Garden care: In late winter or early spring prune side shoots to within 3 or 4 buds. Check climbers grown under glass regularly for red spider mite and aphids and treat using the relevant biological control - Phytoseiulus persimilis (spider mite) and Aphidoletes aphidimyza (aphids)

    • Harmful if eaten

Clematis × triternata 'Rubromarginata'

clematis (group 3)

Delicious, marzipan-scented flowers

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Actinidia kolomikta

kolomikta vine / michurin actinidia

Striking, pink and white splashed leaves

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Wisteria floribunda 'Alba'

white Japanese wisteria

Fragrant white flowers

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April pruning of trees, shrubs and
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Protecting tender plants

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