Killing Ivy roots in a privet hedge
Keith179 Posts: 1
My garden is surrounded by an eight foot privet hedge, which is slowly being strangled by Ivy. How can I get rid of the Ivy without killing the hedge? So far have been pulling it out by hand, only another 90 meters to go! There must be an easier way of doing this
Paint the ivy with sbk brushwood killer. You would have to be careful not to get it on the privet or it would kill that as well but it will get rid of the ivy.
I heard about SBK Brush killer but B&Q always out of stock.. I head yesterday of a new method to cut ivy close as possible to the ground then spray the cut vine withvinegar.... I have yet to try it.. Bu its woeth a try, it causesme much trouble myself, encroaching thru the fence and into my shed!!
Vinegar will kill ivy but not your usual household malt. Use either white or better still cider vinegar as it is more acidic. My mum used to soak cotton balls in it and put it around the roots and that worked But it might need more than one treatment.
if you want sbk try Wilkes as they stock it and last time I bought some it was cheaper than b&q.
Whoops posted to soon.
the spay in Wilkes is £4.25 and the concentrate is £7 so quite a saving.
I looked in Wilkos recently they had SBK but it wasn't the Brush wood killer one..
I have some White vinegar I do not think I have any wine vinegar.. but I got white vinegar.. so will try that out next week.. Thanks..