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This article should help with controlling ants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/keeping-ants-of-flowering-vines-vegetables-and-flowers.htm
find out where the ants are comming from and spray the trail and use "Tangel Foot: around the container they are in. If you planted them in the ground lift the branches off the ground and spray and organic ANT KILLER or put a large cap from a jar or the bottom of a quart, cardboard, milk carten cut to about a 1/4 inch high and put in some sugard water. The ants will go to the sugar water instead of the bush. It is important to get the branches off the ground. Good luck and enjoy them.