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For Sandra......Ivy leaves

Janey

By Janey


For Sandra......Ivy leaves (Hedera helix (English ivy))

There they are San........its a really old plant and the top leaves are quite rubbery with veining.....a lot different to the ground level ones................



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amy
Amy
 

A lovely photo Janey especially with the butterflys , well caught :o)

I have noticed an awful lot of trees have had Ivy cut from round the bottom , you can see it has turned brown and dead , some people say it harms the trees, some say it dosn't , i'm not at all sure what the true situation is ..............

5 Oct, 2009

 

Its great stuff for wildlife Janey as your pic clearly demonstrates .Birds and bees love it too obviously pretty invasive but a patch of it really beneficial.

This sort of Ivy doesnt cling Amy but twines itself around host plants it nearly did for a lilac we have by starving it of all light we did need to pull out from between all the main branches .. the smaller self clinging ivy seems less problematic.

5 Oct, 2009

amy
Amy
 

We have one called Green Ripple BB .. we bought it for ground cover under holly trees , it has spread and covered the whole area , it's very useful for that .. and dosn't climb or harm trees or shrubs , ..

5 Oct, 2009

 

Sounds good Amy .. we actually had an Ivy lawn where this had grown over walls across lawn and up through trees lol

5 Oct, 2009

amy
Amy
 

LOL.. I think this would if it was left long enough BB .. there's a small wall under it hiding the hog house , you can see the entrance where the hoggies go in and out ..!

5 Oct, 2009

 

I love these ivy flowers...so valuable for wildlife during the winter....

5 Oct, 2009

 

Looking forward to some pics then Amy lovely little creatures .. I sat at lunchtime watching a stoat go crazy across a lawn where I work even if had my camera would never been able to focus on him lol

5 Oct, 2009

 

thanx janey,im sure its like mine will check tomoz, im hoping the flower buds will open this year as ive cleared the way a bit by cutting back a tree blocking it ;o) thanx for putting the pic up janey

6 Oct, 2009

 

It looks beautiful, I am training some to cover the stump of a Eucalyptus which sadly I had to cut down.

6 Oct, 2009

amy
Amy
 

I remember seeing a Stoat and another creature having a real set to , they were tumberling over and over each other , we couldn't even make out what the other creature was , they were over the other side of a small stream and we didn't have the camera with us , you would have been very lucky to catch it on camera BB ............

6 Oct, 2009

 

Yes I think the problem is that it chokes things to death....there are so many trees near us that shpw they are clogged up by this in Winter when their leaves have dropped...but the garden creatures love it especially the snails!!....:o( Pleased you all liked the pic.....:o)

6 Oct, 2009

 

Looks lovely with the Red Admirals on it............

7 Oct, 2009

 

Thanks Holly........we've had quite a few of these in the garden this last few days.....nearly as pretty as your Peacock.....:o)

7 Oct, 2009

 

: O )

10 Oct, 2009



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