Posted: 10/11/2013 at 08:43
I have ivy growimg up my walls....planted Buttercup a lovely yellow variety several years ago. It is a vigorous, invasive plant. I now control it......where no longer required I cut it just above the base and treat those cut areas with SBK. I also shear it back to the wall and couple of feet from the top.
Ivy serves a purpose...evergreen, attractive all year and easy.....but it's not the ideal garden plant.
Dove's suggestion that Conny and her neighbour sort this issue together is sensible. This will be an annual task. At least talk. If no resolution I would cut it back to suit me. If the ivy is likely to be a perennial problem I would get rid of it and plant something else.