Posted: 25/08/2016 at 23:39
Matts, NO. Get rid of the ivy. It will take over and swamp everything. You can't keep "chopping it back" at all as has been suggested. ....it just continues to root at every possible point and you will have a horrible jungle of ivy. Most everybody is trying to eradicate ivy
It does not look right because it is not suitable
look at acorus ogon....it has nice yellow foliage and looks good with water. It will help "bind your rocks". Ophiopogon nigrescens is a black evergreen grass like plant and would contrast well with acorus. Or look at the carex family......testacea for example. Evergreen with a unique foliage colour. an astilbe, go for a dwarf form like Pumilla, will give attractive ferny foliage and feathery pink flowers in summer
ajuga is a creeping evergreen burgundy coloured .....according to variety....plant with blue summer flowers but this will need controlling now and then.....hardly as invasive as ivy.
oh! Welcome Matts enjoy your bank holiday weekend but rip out the ivy too
Last edited: 25 August 2016 23:42:07