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25/10/2013 at 22:32

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/33062.jpg?width=652&height=350&mode=max

 it is from a two metre plant that has appeared in the last couple of months at the border of my property

25/10/2013 at 22:47

Ivy?

25/10/2013 at 22:49

Yes, thats looks like Ivy that is in full flower. Was it covered in Bees.?

 

25/10/2013 at 23:01

When ivy gets mature enough to flower it's leaves change shape and it can get quite bushy.

26/10/2013 at 11:52

Definitely common ivy - this is what it looks like right now in an out-of-control area in my garden:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/33084.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 

26/10/2013 at 12:50

The flowers are a really useful food source for pollinating insects, and the berries are winter life-savers for many wild birds and small mammals, so if it's in a place where it's not doing any damage it's really good to be able to leave it alone for the winter, and cut back in the spring if needed to keep it under control. 

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