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Talkback: Ivy in the garden

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 13:35

Wow, yes it is a persistent little sod , and that is my experience so far. New fences going up this spring and a vigulent watch out for any regrowth . Then when I get to 75 yrs old I will have to move to a a patio garden 

Talkback: Ivy in the garden

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 13:10

Thank you daydaisy , our dead lilac come ivy tree was pulled down in february to avoid anything nesting in it. It is a shame as the blackbirds loved it as well, but along with that there was the foxes that would sit on the fence and pinch the chicks as so as they tried to fledge. Nature is beautiful but cruel 

Talkback: Ivy in the garden

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 12:41

Yes, I think I need to get it back to a confined area , I am thinking I will let it climb an old tree stump I have, as when it climbed and killed my lilac at least the wrens nested in it. I agree it is great for wild life, so I will keep a bit of it. 

Talkback: Ivy in the garden

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 12:11
Yes, ivy constantly tries to take over my garden , it's a continuing chore to keep it down. What is worse is that both my lovely neighbours are not bothered by the creeping pest, and so it comes back up and under the fences on all three sides. Any ideas on keeping it abay on a permanent basis without killing my plants .

Talkback: How to lay a decking path

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 19:29
Decking can get so so slippery during to winter and spring. I wish I never put mine down

VERY small garden ideas on a budget

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 20:42

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26536.jpg?width=518&height=350&mode=max

 

Patty, I agree I devide my annuals and swaps with friends. When I watch gardeners world I always wonder how many hundreds their projects have cost. My garden has taken 30 yrs to get to this, all done on a budget.

VERY small garden ideas on a budget

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 13:05

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26412.jpg?width=518&height=350&mode=max

 

My daughter bought a small dingy for £30 and turned it into this for her small garden

help

Posted: 20/11/2012 at 15:58
Do we fed pansies over winter !
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