There was a time when wisteria covered the deck. For a few weeks a year it was divine. Lovely perfume wafting, long purple flowers hanging down. But if I wasn't vigilant it would grow into the roof and start lifting the tiles. I was an inexperienced gardener and found it scary. Then the deck started to rot and needed to be replaced so it was a chance to get rid of it and replace it with something more benign and useful - a grape vine. I cut the wisteria right back and painted it with the poison. That would have been maybe 10 years ago, and it's still coming back. Minus the flowers. I can't dig it up. Sometimes I poison it, sometimes I prune it back. More and more often lately I just leave it. I have to accept the wisteria will still be in the garden when I have left it.
|Wisteria climbing on the deck|
|Acanthus keeps returning|
|Bridal Veil Creeper creeping and lurking in the undergrowth|
|Ivy on the fence|
|Forget Me Nots with possible imitators nearby|