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Posted: 05/05/2015 at 13:13

Verdun, Did they have their buckets and spades with them?


Ivy Root

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 13:05

If all you're doing is keeping your side neat it shouldn't affect what it looks like her side.  When ivy reaches the top of whatever it's climbing on it changes its style of growth and has branches on which grow the flowers and berries - it is these that are so good for wildlife - important pollinating insects love the flowers and the berries are an important food resource for birds in the winter - could it be this that your neighbour is anxious about?  Is she keen on wildlife etc?

There's some useful tips on this link about how to manage ivy

Hope this helps

Ivy Root

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 12:17

You can cut or dig up the ivy roots if they are on your property.  If that kills the ivy so be it.  If your neighbour wants ivy growing on her wall she can plant some. 

However, I understand the problems of difficult neighbours and you don't want to fall out if you don't have to.  Ivy can be very good for wildlife - would it be preferable to just keep the ivy clipped neatly on your side rather than kill it? 



Posted: 05/05/2015 at 12:12

Hello folks, back home again after running OH into the city to pick up paint etc - he was only going to be a few minutes ....... just time for me to leave the car in the short term parking bay and pop into a café for a coffee and a bacon roll then text him where to find me   Who says I don't make good use of my time

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 08:40

 A Verdun Magnet!

The things we do for a bargain

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 08:30

Photo problems

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 08:20

This forum has been around for quite a while and is a bit clunky , and the admin support is shared with other sites - as gardeners we tend to be pretty patient people and few of us are perfectionists - and of course, it's freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

The things we do for a bargain

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 08:16

Underground, overground, wandering free ..........  

and of course, making good use of .......... your father's building skills?


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 07:55

Good morning Wonky, Clari and KEF   Good to see I'm not the only one up and about

Wildlife pond

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 07:22

We also had an earlier thread on the subject  here

Hope that helps

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