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Ivy - Aerial Roots

I know the preferred method is to cut ivy at the base of the stem and wait for it to fall off. However as I need to get some remedial work on  brickwork I had to do it the hard way. Hover this has left quite a bit of the aerial roots firmly attached. Can anyone offer an idea on approximately how long these will take to rot away and disappear. It's not there's any significant amount to plant left but the outline looks a bit scruffy.

Any tips on getting rid gratefully received

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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    The stuff we removed when we moved into a stone built house some could still be seen 15 years later when we moved!
    Maybe a wire brush would remove it.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    Once the work on the wall is finished, you could always grow some ivy to hide it! >:)
  • K67 said:
    The stuff we removed when we moved into a stone built house some could still be seen 15 years later when we moved!
    Maybe a wire brush would remove it.
    Wow it's pretty tenacious. As it's only on brick gate pillars perhaps your suggestion of brushing it over time. Hopefully now the brickwork is visible it may weather down and make it less noticeable 
  • josusa47 said:
    Once the work on the wall is finished, you could always grow some ivy to hide it! >:)
    I've got some rooted ivy I could let you have at a reasonable price. It's a good doer 😊
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