Vinca Minor (Myrtle)

dug22April 27, 2009

I have a hillside that is covered mostly with Vinca Minor (Myrtle)and is growing very well on most of the hillside. There are some bare spots and thin areas and I would like to fill those areas from the areas that are thick and full.

What is the best way to do this ?

Can I cut plugs with a bulb planter ?

When is the best time of year to do this ?

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bogturtle(SE NJ 7a)

Actually being, perhaps, too patient, I would amend the soil in the sparse areas, depending on the invasive tendencies of the Vinca to move in. If the soil was suitable the Vinca would already be there, since it's design is to cover our entire planet.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2009 at 12:31AM
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I have amended those sparse areas with an inch or 2 of leaf compost from the municipality where I live and loosened the soil with a digging bar and pick-ax. Do you think it would be a good idea to spread some nitrogen rich fertilizer to promote growth to these areas ?

    Bookmark   April 30, 2009 at 3:00PM
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bogturtle(SE NJ 7a)

Knowing how nothing stops it here, it is a mystery to me.
I, generally, do not try to force growth with high Nitrogen and I use slow-release sorts.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2009 at 12:28AM
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