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Ivy Eating Insects.

Good afternoon all,

This is my first post and I'm a newbie at gardening.

I've just moved into a property with a garden that is overrun with ivy.

I've located and dug out much of the roots but I'm very aware that ivy can creep in very quickly.

I've had previous advice to 'bleach' any subsequent discovered roots however, I do not wish to use any harsh chemicals in my garden, so I was wondering if there were any insects I could introduce to the garden to feast on the ivy.

I've not found the answer on Google so far, but you're all in the know, hence why I'm asking here.

Advice would be greatly appreciated.




  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 35,819

    Hi there and welcome to the forum. Getting rid of ivy is a job you will have to tackle on your own sadly as insects will not devour it rapidly for you. It needs patience and persistence and definitely not bleach! As you say you have managed to remove a lot of the roots then I would encourage you to keep digging out as many remaining roots as you can. Eventually you will win the battle! image

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,484

    If you discover anything that eats only ivy - let us know.image

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • I'll second that B3! image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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