Creeping vines

(Question)

I have a lovely vine coming over the fence from my neighbour’s property. Looks like grape leaf.  It goes everywhere and I have been cutting it back so it won’t strangle my plants.  Am I being overly cautious?

(Answer)

You are doing the right thing.  If it is Virginia Creeper, it clings to everything and can choke out the smaller plants and then the larger one.  Keep pruning.