Don’s Expert Answers: No problem

Question From:
Jim in Highfields, qld, Highfields Queensland

Nature of problem:
No problem

Type of Plant (if known):

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:

How often do you water the plant:

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
7 or 8

How long since you planted it:
Nothing planted yet

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:

Is the plant indoors or outdoors:

Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:
Will be in the ground

What other treatments have you given the plant:

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Other Comments:
Hi Don,
I am looking for suggestions for a flowering evergreen creeper for a fence. One that will not invade next doors garden.
I previously had an original Jasmine there but had to remove it because it ran rampant, appearing everywhere in my neighbours garden. They’re still digging it out months after it was removed.
I have looked at an orange trumpet vine. Can they be contained. It would also be nice to have a variety of colours. Are there any other vines of different colours that can be contained?
Thank you for your help.
Cheers, JIm.

Hi Jim, All climbers will spread as they grow, so all can be a nuisance. Common jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum), however, is a really nasty weed. Star Jasmine (which is not a true jasmine) is much more civilized. The orange trumpet vine is a bit rampant. Maybe you could ask the neighbour if you can pop in from time to time to tidy the vine up on his side.

Good luck,