Should have listened to Dottie!
ok, ok... I've seen you post it dozens of times, Dottie - LOSE THE VINCA, you say! Siiigh... fess-up time... I've got var vinca major (the green and white kind) growing all over the ground around the base of two young J maples. The trees are about 5 - 6 years old (don't really remember) and were grown from inch-high seedlings. If I rip out the vinca, will I damage the J maple roots?
The vinca IS pretty, and behaved itself for a long time... stupid me for not getting rid if it before now!!