Planting clematis with vinca minor
Hi all, I feel like I should know this answer (but I don't) and google isn't helping so I figured I'd ask the experts :)
I planted 6 clematis to climb a split rail fence. The base of the fence has an established bed of vinca minor. The clems are doing great but up until now I have been pulling back the vinca minor that keeps creeping over the clems. I fear that this is a losing battle. Would it hurt the clems if the vm grows over where the clems come out? I know that some people use groundcover to shade the roots of the clematis (and help keep it moist) but will the vm suck out the water that I feed the clematis?
Thanks in advance for any help.