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Does Ivy have flowers?

EdlontonEdlonton LondonPosts: 59

 have found between my ivy this blossoms. Is Ivy or any other plant?

Thank you. 

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    Yes, those are indeed ivy blossoms which are loved by butterflies and other insects - they are one of our most important native flowers in this respect.  Once pollinated, they will produce black berries which the birds love (but are inedible to us.)

    Last edited: 24 September 2017 11:33:56

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  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 1,156

    Bob is right.  Ivy berries are really important to birds of the thrush family in winter.  The berries ripen when all the other berries are long gone. If you have the space to let ivy festoon it is one of the best wildlife plants you can grow.

    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • EdlontonEdlonton LondonPosts: 59

    Thank you very much. I definetly will leave them for th birds in the winter months. Thank you for your help. 

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