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Ivy climbing on neighbour's wall

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.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 08:32

Meant to add...saw some of the Remembrance Day Festival last night.  Very moving.  Felt proud to be British.......not in any  exclusive way and not to disrespect lives lost elsewhere in the world.......and I can only imagine the unity of support, purpose and emotion during the second world war.  However, people no longer with us, for whatever reason, are thought of too, aren't they?  

Very few will ignore the two minute silence today

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 08:17

Morning everyone

Sunny and dry here.  No wind.  Chill in the air.  Looks perfect for a walk with my dog.

Hope to get some gardenIng done

Cut Acer flamingo almost to the ground.....always makes a beautiful mound in summer some 8' by 10' wide....as I do every year. Hypericum hidcote, cotinus royal purple, caryopteris, etc were similarly treated 

What's this fatty?

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 00:02

Yep, the dreaded vine weevil.  It's not just the grubs you see but the embryonic ones ??ou can't see there.  Thoroughly check your begonias and then empty the soil onto a board, hard surface or bin liner and let the birds sIft through.  Don't be in a hurry to use that soil.  

I would water your remaining pots with vine weevil killer ASAP.  

Planting Decisions

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 21:41

Sara, what size is it?  Maybe "compartmentise" it into "rooms" with a pathway meandering to "visit" each room.  (instead of keeping to the squareness of the garden as it is now)

 

I want to grow again

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 21:36

My winter heathers provide interest now.......promising colourful buds.....and for next few months into spring.  And, yes patty3,  bees do visit during mild spells in winter.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 21:31

Just looked in....that's so sad Archie to lose your friend.  Hope you are ok

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 18:30

That's good news Dove.  94 is fantastic age.  My own mum is 91

On a lighter note.......I am partial to marshmallows myself.   But I guess they aren't the most easily  digested !  

Confession Times!

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 18:27

I want to grow again

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 17:36

Still not there heather 

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