Ivy

Zeberdee69Zeberdee69 UkPosts: 12
Hi I'm new to this, and I'm in the middle of pulling down ivy from what I would call a slated wall. How do you get the big pieces out. Thank you sam
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 19,405
    If you're not in a rush, cut it at ground level, once it's dead it's much easier to remove
    Devon.
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 702
    Just as you would eat an elephant, one bite at a time. As suggested cut at ground level first to kill it off. Take off all the easy stuff then have a good look at what's left. A crowbar can be useful for prising rooted stems off the wall.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 1,049
    You beat me to it @Hostafan1.😀 Cut at ground level wait a week and then pull off, much easier. You will also know if any is coming from nextdoor that way too.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 1,601
    One of those scrapers for stripping wallpaper works well.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 13,544
    Sorry to say it, but I think the ivy looks nicer than the wall.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 19,405
    pansyface said:
    Sorry to say it, but I think the ivy looks nicer than the wall.
    I'd agree, but hopefully something nicer is going in its place.
    Devon.
  • B3B3 Posts: 7,540
    I was thinking that too.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 50,634
    The ivy looks lovely BUT if its stems are growing between the concrete panels and forcing them apart the wall won’t remain standing for long and then the poster will have a
    very expensive mess to clear up. ... been there, done that  :'(
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  • Zeberdee69Zeberdee69 UkPosts: 12
    Thank you everyone, and yes the wall is ugly I agree, I will be painting it and eventually some pretty climbers . Just moved in and ivy was very close to house so it did have to go. What climbers would people suggest? Thanks Sam 
  • Zeberdee69Zeberdee69 UkPosts: 12
    Hostafan1 said:
    pansyface said:
    Sorry to say it, but I think the ivy looks nicer than the wall.
    I'd agree, but hopefully something nicer is going in its place.
    There will be something nice, I'm up for suggestions. And no sorry can't knock the ugly wall down 😂
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