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01/04/2014 at 12:41


My outside Ivy young leaves are turning black and curling up.Does anyone know what it is and how to treat it? Many thanks in advance.


01/04/2014 at 12:47

It could be that they've crept through the fence from the shady side and been very soft and tender and been scorched by the sun - it has suddenly turned very warm here over the past few days - if this is the case the ivy will become acclimatised and will be ok.

My other thought is that it could be weedkiller damage. 

01/04/2014 at 12:52

Have you seen all those tiny aphids in your photo!!! There is your problem.

01/04/2014 at 12:53

Thanks Dovefromabove, I just assumed it had caught a disease. 

01/04/2014 at 12:54

Yes I've seen the aphids. That's my next job!!

01/04/2014 at 12:56

Oooh yes, I should have enlarged the pic - aphids - that's the problem, not weedkiller - and the fact that the growth is soft is just what the aphids love 

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