Posted: 21/02/2013 at 19:43
Hi DONS1979 - before you go! If are willing to dig up and plant ivy on your bank do you have any yellow deadnettle growing in your area?
Only ask because last year I had a 2m X 4m strip of nothing, shaded strip, where I planted dug-up yellow deadnettle and in less than 12 months it has totally covered the area - (also put in a couple of bought lamium maculatum white nancy to mix up the colorus)
Believe me it spreads very quickly - spent one happy hour last weekend shearing back along the gravel path it had grown into (easy) and with more effort required digging up the runners it had put out into my curranrt bed! Good luck whatever!, Janet