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22/03/2013 at 12:08

Hi, can anyone please give me a solution as to how I can get rid of ivy that is growing through my rockery, it is killing off the plants I wish to grow there and it is rooting all over the place, even in the lawn.  Any advice is welcome.  Thanks.

22/03/2013 at 12:13

The first option would be to dig it up, there are pesticides available but I don't know if it will affect your other plants or soil. 

I have the same problem in one of my borders. 

22/03/2013 at 12:30

I think Dave means herbicides

Try pulling it away and whatever is left treat with Roundup Gel rubbed on the leaves-you might have to do it more than once and it will take up to 3 weeks to be effective-be patient but persistent

22/03/2013 at 14:11

thanks Geoff, at least you know what I meant

22/03/2013 at 14:22

I think you'll find that pesticide is a catch-all word that covers any specific treatments, such as insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc.

By the way, can you tell me how to stop my computer writing in this minuscule font? 

22/03/2013 at 14:22

Which appears to post as normal!

22/03/2013 at 14:24

Tis a gremlin glitch Joe-will be fixed at some point-we are all in this together -except for the PM

Lyn
22/03/2013 at 15:59
sotongeoff wrote (see)

Tis a gremlin glitch Joe-will be fixed at some point-we are all in this together -except for the PM

The Prime Minister is on here 

22/03/2013 at 16:02

The PM sows seeds of doubt in my mind.

22/03/2013 at 17:21

Joe_the_Gardener wrote (see)

By the way, can you tell me how to stop my computer writing in this minuscule font? 

Siabod wrote (see)

Try holding down control key and clicking plus key (minus key to revert to normal when finished).

Works for me!

22/03/2013 at 17:24

Oh, backto ivy...if digging everything out and getting rid of ivy roots manually isn't an option, then thingicides (Glyphosate the general choice) painted carefully onto growth should work...eventually.

10/10/2014 at 10:12
Hi everyone and thanks for your suggestions. Sorry its taken so long to post back on this one, doesn't time fly?! The Ivy is still there and I am ready to tackle getting rid of it once again. I shall let you know what success I have - if any.
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