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Boris, my Russian Vine
Member Name: katisha
Date: 30/09/04, updated on 04/10/04 (6174 review reads)
Advantages: Attractive in late Summer, Hardy
Disadvantages: Can get out of hand
Boris started life in my garden in a large pot by the kitchen door. He grew up a trellis. When he reached the kitchen roof and entwined the guttering, I moved him to the side fence. Manageable? Of course he is, I have some very good shears. He covers my fence and gives me a lovely display of flowers in late Summer.
Just keep pruning and your Russian Vine will reward you. I prune Boris hard each Spring and he doesn't bear any grudges. Not for the faint-hearted but the flowers are a delight.