Introducing ivy to a hedge?
I was researching general wildlife things and came across the suggestion to introduce ivy into a hedge to make the hedge more windproof and appealing to birds with the addition of the pollen insects and berries to be enjoyed too.
The thing is that I bought the house with a half dead hedge and it was covered in ivy and I've been treating it much like a weed and trying to irradiate it from the hedge and various other dark corners of the garden - with some considerable difficulty I might add!
I had made the assumption that the ivy had killed the hedge by blocking out light so am wary of introducing it into my brand spanking new hedge that I'd been lovingly tending to for a few years.
What do you think?