Posted: 03/08/2013 at 14:05
Gardeningfantic - we had ivycovered fences like that all around our garden when we moved here two years ago next week! And it went up the ash trees and to the eaves of our house. Underneath the fences were rotten and part of one fell down when we had some heavy rain
we cut it down, filled heaven knows how many skips, dug the roots out by hand, had new fences erected, and this was the same place this summer
This is the same spot nearly two years later.
We didn't spray the ivy off - as I said we cut it down and dug it out. Now if a shoot appears I pull/dig/hack it out.