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What is this unusual flowering vine?

It is a passion flower, but it's not Passiflora incarnata; your photo shows Passiflora caerulea. The rays on the first variety are wavy or crimped, whereas the second has generally straight but ...
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Fast-growing vine, supposed to be a flowering plant

This is definitely (I should never say definitely) but when I first saw your pictures I thought squash. This looks like WATERMELON! How long ago did you take these pictures? Any signs of little ...
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Ropes as climbing support for English Ivy?

English Ivy (hedera helix) climbs by thin roots penetrating whatever it clings to. So if you want to use rope, it would be better to use natural fibre rather than nylon which may be too smooth for it ...
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Please help identify this aggressive vine?

Virginia creeper. I have this in my backyard. And I had to learn the difference between this and poison ivy as young VC vines have only 3 leaves at the growing end.
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Identify fruit from climbing plant, similar to a mix of soursop, carambola and passionfruit

This is Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) - Wikipedia. "Momordica charantia, known as bitter melon, bitter gourd, bitter squash, or balsam-pear, has names in other languages which have entered ...
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Clematis identification

The clematis you describe is probably the sweet autumn clematis which is sold as C. maximowicziana, C. paniculata and C. dioscoreifolia and is also remarkably similar in habit and appearance to the ...
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Ropes as climbing support for English Ivy?

I don't think it matters what material you use to train them, but what type of structure you provide for the plants to climb up. To create a foliage "wall" you'd be better off providing a net, in ...
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What should I do with damaged leaves on my Money Plant?

Ah, so that's what you mean by Money Plant - this one's more commonly known as Devils Ivy or Pothos, but is, as you now say, Epipremnum aureum. It is on the list of plants toxic to rats, so again, I'd ...
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Can anyone identify this thick leaved crawling plant?

I believe that's Chinese Stonecrop. I think we're having a hard time pinning it down because this species is most commonly seen today in the form of it's red-leaf-tipped cultivar "Coral Reef ...
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Could someone help me identify this elusive vine?

This is the grape leaf ivy, a climber with tendrils. Native to the tropical Americas it is known as Cissus alata or Cissus rhombifolia or Rhoicissus rhombifolia. This is probably not the 'Ellen ...
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What is the name of this ivy?

It is Hedera helix 'sagittifolia', see the image below: Hedera helix 'SAGITTIFOLIA' It's hardy down to USDA zone 6 outdoors, but you're obviously growing it as a houseplant - it's a relatively ...
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What's the vine that is wrapping around my plant and how can I get rid of it?

Bindweed, or "white morning glory", most likely. It's a difficult one, but start with removing what you can remove, more frequently, or at least cutting the stems as low as possible.
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How should I overwinter my potted clematis in Massachusetts, Zone 6a?

I agree with Srihari, generally, and also with most of what Stormy says, with a caveat. Assuming they've been outdoors all summer, plant them, now - but don't plant into a mound (sorry Stormy!). I don'...
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Can anyone identify this thick leaved crawling plant?

This doesn't look like Purslane to me, black thumb. I know it can get quite weedy, but it can be, and is grown as a house plant, which if controlled, is workable. I have one at home. I think this ...
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What is this vine / tree growing up my giant poplar?

Pretty sure this is good ole English or Common Ivy; Hedera helix. A very mature plant that is showing the 'mature' form of leaf that looks different from the original young leaves. pics of English ...
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What is this vine?

I've been looking at this image on and off all day, trying to remember what it is. Luckily, it's now come to mind; it looks like Malabar Spinach, or more specifically, this particular one's Basella ...
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What vines should I plant to cover my aluminum patio in southern Texas?

With the caveat that you need to check how much weight that structure will bear, Trachelospermum jasminoides (confederate jasmine) should cover the area very well. It's an evergreen vine with fragrant ...
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Till up grassy lanes between grape vine rows and then replant a cover, or leave alone?

Modern soil management systems have concluded that no-till is the best way to manage your soils. Here's the USDA's take on the practice (geared for traditional farmers, but the benefits would apply to ...
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How can I get rid of mint?

I have experienced the same problem where the mint started taking over the raised bed and also started expanding beyond that. I did not want that problem to re-occur so I basically removed all the ...
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Can I grow a climbing plant as a trailing plant?

You can allow 'climbers' to trail by not providing support, but Wisteria is a poor choice - the flowers are formed as dangling racemes, so they wouldn't look great flat on the ground in contact with ...
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Why are my morning glory flowers closing so early?

That's why they are called morning glories. That will happen any day that is warm/sunny. If it's overcast all day, and especially if it's cool, the blooms may remain open throughout the day, but if ...
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If money plant can grow submerged in water, why it can...

I'm not a botanist, but I'll take a shot. I had this stuff growing in a large aquarium for years, as well as in pots. There's a difference between water in an open container and water trapped in the ...
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How should I overwinter my potted clematis in Massachusetts, Zone 6a?

There should be enough time to allow your plants to acclimate to the soil and their new home before the weather turns too harsh and freezing. If your plants are used to being outside in the sun, I'd ...
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what plant/vine is this?

It's a Syngonium podophyllum variety, common name Arrowhead vine - its usually kept as a houseplant, but in warmer countries, can be grown outdoors. It's relatively easy as a houseplant, but doesn't ...
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Fast-growing vine, supposed to be a flowering plant

From the description you've given of the seeds you planted, they sound very much like the seeds of Tagetes patula, commonly known as French marigold. You've confirmed that the seeds shown in the image ...
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How to grow climbing vines onto a trellis mounted 2 meters above ground?

It's always best to plant any vigorous vines like Distictus in the ground - putting them in pots or containers will restrict their growth, and that's not an effect you want in these circumstances. ...
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What is this creeping vine with arrowhead shaped leaves?

Hard to be sure without seeing its characteristic little white morning glory style flowers, but the top picture looks like it might well be bindweed, a terrible pest. Even if you go down deep and try ...
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What is this creeping vine with arrowhead shaped leaves?

Using a herbicide on the bindweed is rarely that effective as the root system is far too extensive. I know you don't want to put off laying down turf so I can make a suggestion for control, NOT ...
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How should I grow a Bower Vine, especially in a climate that gets hot in the summer?

Pandorea jasminoides is its real name - an evergreen twining climber with fragrant flowers in spring and summer, but it is not hardy unless your winter temperatures do not fall below 15°C, which I ...
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What is this creeper that may be giving me a rash?

This is Campsis radicans or Trumpet creeper. Most definitely your problem. Causes lots of rashes and itching! Very very aggressive plant, great if need to cover fences, wonderful flowers but you ...
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