I planted a silverlace vine on the pergola about 4 years ago.
It did really well there. Maybe too well.
On the next post is a Wisteria, and the silverlace was starting to take over that space too.
I spent some time last fall and this spring cutting a lot of the silverlace back.
And I was thinking, this is going to be a big job every year, keeping this plant under control.
But then this happened.
This spring, there was no growth.
In the mass of branches, I couldn’t find any sign of life.
I dug around at the very bottom of the trunk.
Maybe it was girdled by the rabbits? I don’t know for sure.
But I did know I now didn’t have to feel bad about ripping it out.
So I got some help.
It was quite a job to cut it all out. And to dig out the roots.
I planted some morning glory there, and now the wisteria will have lots of room to spread.