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21/03/2014 at 19:12

That's just how it was here when we moved in - and right up to the top of the house gable!!!  All gone now 

30/03/2014 at 21:05

I think you all need to see this

30/03/2014 at 22:00

Oh gosh! That sounds rather worrying! Luckily I've never used weed killer in my life 

16/05/2014 at 18:24
08/07/2014 at 19:12

Is there any way of killing my neighbours ivy from my side of the fence? She is a very elderly lady and the garden is unkempt I am beyond annoyed of cutting back an 8 foot section along the fence where it is growing through the panels and over the top, it is starting to damage the fence which we own and I am wondering if there is something I can put on the shoots that are growing over our side that will travel down the stem and kill it her side?

08/07/2014 at 19:34

Have you read allof  this thread Amy? I think all the possibilities have been mentioned

17/07/2014 at 16:27

Amy, you can't do that legally....poison or kill plants or trees in a neighbour's property. You could get sued for damages and replacement.


You've no choice but to prune back or contact your neighbour to try and find a solution. She may well be open to killing it off anyway, you just have to make sure she is in agreement over such action.

17/07/2014 at 18:06

Glysophate applied intravenously will kill Ivy without a  problem, i used the same method to kill two huge and overgrown Cypress type conifers. I drilled three holes (10mm diameter) round the base of the trees and topped them up once a day with glysophate. One died within a year , the biggest, about 30ft high with almost the same spread took slightlly longer, they have yielded to my chain saw this week, hugely satisfying !

20/07/2014 at 16:20

Vinegar (acetic acid) works, but it needs to be 20 percent, not the kind you get at your grocers, which is 5-6 percent. I used it on ivy last year. It needs about three days of sun to work as water washes it away.

09/08/2014 at 16:10

I want to remove a substantial ivy bush - the stems are as broad as my thighs if not larger - and want to confirm how based on theses threads

1. Cut it right back and leave stumps

2. Drill hols in the 3 or 4 thigh sized stumps and fill with glysophate

How long does this take to kill it off? How long should I leave it before plating a riased bed over the stumps? I'd like toi get everything sorted quickly!


09/08/2014 at 16:21

I would cut it down and then use one of the specialist Stump Killers 


Good luck 

09/08/2014 at 16:30

I have ivy and dont want to get rid of it.  My house was origianally part of a large estate and there were a number of large trees too near the house.  The previous owner cut the trees down but left the trunk on one in the middle of the garden.  It is now covered in ivy.  It is home to loads of birds, insects, squirrels and the bees adore it.  As its in the middle of the garden its easy to keep in check.  It acts as a motorway service area for lots and lots of wildlife.

30/03/2015 at 18:19

 SBK mixed double strength with paraffin instead of water  will definitely do the job. especially good when new leaves present. 

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