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How to cover a slope with ivy cuttings

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 23:07

the juniperus blue carpet does look well Verdun - im not so interested in the colourful plants - i think i prefer the ground covering shrubs - thanks.x 

How to cover a slope with ivy cuttings

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 23:03

Verdun - I need the bits of grass there to stop the slope crumbling away.  The soil is not deep enough for shrubs and it is very exposed on the side of a mountain. I just want something to cover the rocky slope and which will encourage wildlife. there is a rosa hedge planted along the grey gravel and behind that will be a wildflower meadow garden - this slope leads down on to my lawn area. I would be happy with more cotoneasters and I already have a sedum and a buddlea growing on the top part of the slope where it is deeper - the picture does not show them though.

How to cover a slope with ivy cuttings

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 22:54

That makes sense Gardening grandma - I will cut longer lengths of ivy and peg them in several places along the slope - I dont mind the maintenance at all, its the ugly slope i hate looking at!  thank u.

How to cover a slope with ivy cuttings

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 22:27

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/18845.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

Here is the  pic of the slope!x Thanks

How to cover a slope with ivy cuttings

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 22:10

Thank you everyone for your advice - (Artjak) I have a large garden and it is tiered - the slope is a strip approx 2 metres deep X 20m long. The gradient would be 45 degrees at least.  I am happy to maintain - i dont mind the hard work lol! I My soil at the top of the slope is clay and deep but the actual slope is very rocky and has no real depth to it - just maybe a couple of inches deep in places.

Rosa carriola - i will look at the hypericum calcinum.

Verdun - I cant pull ivy runners as the site was totally stripped of everything - do you mean half cut through the branch I am attaching to the soil to see if it grows roots easier?

i'll try and put up a photo.x

How to cover a slope with ivy cuttings

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 14:42

I have ivy growing locally in the hedges and trees beside my house - if I snip off little cuttings with the roots and plant them directly onto a stoney/grass slope in my garden will they grow?  This area is unsightly and I wish for the ivy to take over fast and cover the ground. It is also a very exposed slop facing south. I have a cotoneaster with red berries growing here - if i pin parts of the low branches into the ground will they root and produce new bushes?   If there is anything else I can do to cover this cheaply and simply please let me know!  Thanks.

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