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  • B3B3 Posts: 26,984
    Don't I know it!
    I'm leaving a network of enough thick stems/ roots to support the fence and underneath it all, the posts are concrete so it should hold.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • msqingxiaomsqingxiao Posts: 482
    Our old trellis on top of the garden wall got blown down in the storm earlier this year. All the ivy came down with it. Had to be removed....
  • bcpathomebcpathome Posts: 1,268
    Ivy just go’s bananas.You’ll never kill it no matter how much you cut it or how you cut it .Believe me …….I’ve tried! Hate the stuff ,though the wildlife loves it .
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 5,271
    I did manage to get rid of it on my wall but it took three trips to the tip and two green bins. It came back year two and I kept digging and cutting each tiny piece. The wall looked a mess. Year three I planted the Terastigma as mentioned earlier. That has been in four years and now covers most of the Ivy marks. I do have ivy on another wall which I cut back end of August, this year it has hadrly grown. It is great for wildlife.
    Looking forward to my new garden with clay soil here in South Notts.

    Gardening is so exciting I wet my plants. 
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,984
    I don't hate it but I let it get out of control.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • sabeehasabeeha Posts: 344
    edited August 2022
    I like ivy ☹️ And it knows it ☺️ I love my garden looking a little wild…but it’s hard to maintain at that level!

    Had to remove some ivy from the front of the house recently… it was looking so pretty 😢
  • sabeehasabeeha Posts: 344
    edited August 2022
    B3 said:
    I'm pruning back badly overgrown ivy to the fence. It is not my intention to kill it!
    I am assuming that regrowth will only occur from the branchy bits rather than the rooty bits. Am I right?
    I have some ivy on a wired fence on part of my garden… hack it back annually, comes back thicker every time!
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