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Climbing Ivy

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 09:27

The wall is quite old & I suspect that the ivy would win.

After all of that, maybe I should get "man with a chainsaw" to cut the offending climber !

Blimey, all of this from such an innocent looking wee plant !

Climbing Ivy

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 21:57

Thank you both.

I may cut back the ivy to reveal the tree trunk & train it over the brick wall beside the tree. (How long before it attacks the brick joints?)

However, the ivy would have to be pretty strong to break up a 40" high cherry tree. Next year it may have to have a haircut !

Threadbare privet

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 21:49

Indeed ......... & at my age the less exposed the better !

I will give it all a try tomorrow.

I reckon I should probably fork some holes around the the roots too. 

Climbing Ivy

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 21:45

I have a variegated ivy climbing up a well established cherry tree.

It all looks very nice but I am concerned that the ivy may kill the tree.

How long would this take ?

Should I remove the ivy ?

Threadbare privet

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 21:42

Thanks. I do trim the top narrower but can't really cut them down as they are the barrier (?) between 2 semi detached houses.

Manure pellets or Growmore or leafmould around the roots ?

Threadbare privet

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 21:31

My privet hedges (adjoining next door's garden) are pretty sad looking for the bottom 24".The rest looks healthy & green.

How can I rejuvenate the lower levels, please?

I have already pulled out a lot of old dead wood & clip them regularly in season.

New plants ? ................ Fertilise the roots?


Privet Hedge leaves brown and dry

Posted: 05/04/2012 at 21:28

Sorry, I can't help but I too have a problem with unhappy bits on a hedge of the same size & would be interested in any advice on growing it to a more healthy state.

I have aerated the ground at the base & scattered chicken fertiliser granules.

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