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You either love her or hate her…..who you ask? well Ivy of course, personally I love her here is a small selection from our garden.


Well are you a fan or are you not?

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Definitely - you have a great selection there. I have some growing in garden beds as well as hanging baskets - especially love the variegated ones.

20 Nov, 2009

 

love the variegated ones where does the marmite come in? I like that as well!

20 Nov, 2009

 

I like ivy, and you have some lovely ones aswell.

20 Nov, 2009

 

Lovely ivies Dottydaisy. They look great in the right place. Pamg as with marmite you either love it or hate it .LOL

20 Nov, 2009

 

How lovely....the rain on the leaves gives an added vibrancy :)

20 Nov, 2009

 

I love them, too, and bought a selection on line early this year to try and cover ugly fences. They have all taken but haven't quite got into their stride yet :)

20 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks all, Gee once they get their feet down they will romp away. Amblealice it was raining the whole time I was out with the camera.
They are all hiding ugly features, I give the big ones a hair cut in the spring, and rake out all the dead leaves.

20 Nov, 2009

 

Luv 'em - up my trees, over my fences, ground cover - got 'em all. What's the second one with the red leaf stems? - it's a cracker!

20 Nov, 2009

 

love ivies but hate marmite.

I like the 2nd to last one the most. do you know which one it is?

20 Nov, 2009

 

I dont like ivy when it takes over a garden and chokes every thing in its path but I do like ivy when it behaves.Its nice covering a tree trunk and trellis and I know birds and insects need it but when you see it wrapped around roses, campanulas etc its a real turn off.I even found it in my kitchen cupboard via the air brick.Ihave a needle point one which is growing and behaving nicely on my back fence.

20 Nov, 2009

 

I'm all in favour of ivy when it is controlled...any variety.....I have two boundary walls completely clothed in the stuff.....feet thick and a welcome haven for the bird-life etc.....great!
Once upon a time however.....it escaped and lifted the roof....of the bathroom wing!! It actually also crawled in the window too LOL Until it was "surgically removed" (ie yanked out by the yard!!)...you were in grave danger of being strangled if you sat there too long....:>>>)))))

20 Nov, 2009

 

Great blog DD...I love ivies of any colour or shape. They are so different to any other leaf...but I know they can be a menace! Lovely pics...thank you. I guess it rained the day you took these!! ;o)

20 Nov, 2009

 

Definately a fan . I'm always buying pots of them and puting them to fill in around the sides of pots, or with bulbs etc. You have a good selection there.

20 Nov, 2009

 

Lovely ivy DD - I love the one with the white edges.

20 Nov, 2009

 

wouldn't be without them, and I love M too :))))))))))))

21 Nov, 2009

 

I'm after an ivy called, I think, Erecta. I saw it in a garden centre but didn't buy it and have regretted it ever since! Not seen it anywhere since. It doesn't climb but grows upright so a bit different.

21 Nov, 2009

 

i love it dotty, i have 2 differant ones on back fence, dont know manes though, one flowers which is lovely, you have some lovely ones to,

21 Nov, 2009

 

Gee used to have it in our old garden, it was most unusual, you could get it online I am sure.
Will put some of the names on when I can find my list lol watch this space.

21 Nov, 2009

 

I love them too! AND marmite!

21 Nov, 2009

 

Mad I might have guessed you would like Marmite.......I loath it give me Bovril any day!!!

23 Nov, 2009

 

Yeeuuuccchhh!

24 Nov, 2009

 

Its Bovril for me too Madperth.

24 Nov, 2009

 

I have a small shed at the bottom my small back garden it no longer has a door and for some reason, known only to himself, my husband insists on keeping it:-( You can't see it though as I have a lovely ivy covering it totally. It's coming through the window and lifting the roof, good. I also have ivy on some of my fence panels. If it gets out of hand I just pull it out, sometimes yards of it. The birds love it too:-)

24 Nov, 2009

 

Bornagain you must put a pic on of your well disguised shed........
So pleased to see most of you grow ivy, there are so many beautiful varieties about now, and you can always pull it down, Mavis what a shock to find it in the cupboard!!!
Fluff it rained most of the day....for a change!!!!!!
I keep it mostly on the fence panels, it gets a trim every year in the spring.

25 Nov, 2009

 

Lovely blog Dotty....great to see Ivy getting the praise she deserves :))
Not only is she a valuable evergreen climber, but she provides great habitat for wildlife. The beautiful butterfly, "Holly blue" feeds on my ivy in the summer, and the birds nest in her in the spring. She's a very beneficial plant for gardeners....:)

25 Nov, 2009

 

I do like most Ivys and have several - but I HATE Hedera Colchica 'Sulphur Heart' when it comes over from next door's garden and swamps everything in its path.

25 Nov, 2009

 

Crazydi we have a number of Holly blues, I didnt realize it was the ivy that attracted them.........
Wagger know what you mean, at the moment it is our ivy that is swamping our neighbours fence, keep asking, would she like me to come round and prune it, because it is growing far more on her side than ours, in fact it looks much better on her side.....lol

26 Nov, 2009

 

The day my neighbour offers to prune it, hell will freeze over. :-(((((( He didn't like a small tree I had growing about a metre away from the fence so sprayed it with weedkiller.

26 Nov, 2009

 

What a pig (sorry pigs) thank God we have really nice neighbours, that is not on is it?

26 Nov, 2009

 

Dotty, I have just put a picture of the hidden shed on for you if you'd like to see it:-)

26 Nov, 2009

 

I love Ivy and have a few different ones growing in my back garden. The previous owners of my house had it growing up the front walls. I took it off when I moved in but have never been able to get rid of the clinging roots from the brick work. Any one got any ideas on how to do this (((-:

27 Nov, 2009

 

Oh and I loved the shed Bornagain (-:

27 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks Annella, I too have roots on a front wall of my house, so would be interested to know of a way to remove them too:-)

27 Nov, 2009

 

Annella have never found an easy way to do it, other than scraping or pulling them off bit by bit, with a bit of luck somebody out there might have an easier way........

27 Nov, 2009

 

Still sort of leaves marks though doesn't it:-)

27 Nov, 2009

 

Bornagain I'm going to put this in as a question (-:

27 Nov, 2009

 

Annella good idea........

28 Nov, 2009

 

Oh...Dd....didn't know you had done this!! Yes definitely a fan...Lol You've some beauties there.....yes the creamy one with red stems is like my Calico...maybe mine will develop more green as it grows. Pic 3 looks like the one I have that Spritz named...Adam. Shall have a look at the others.......

17 Jan, 2010

 

What is that beautiful ivy, second picture?

17 Jan, 2010

 

That's the Calico we think Ba.......mine has a lot of white on it....but I think it will develop more green as it gets older....:o)

17 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks Janey, I'll google it:-))

17 Jan, 2010

 

OOOOOh Noooooo I googled calico and got on a specialist site, Fibrex Nurseries (national ivy collection) and I've ordered lots of different ivies including calico only £2.00 per plant. I hate this site it makes me greedy;-)))

17 Jan, 2010

 

Fibrex is certainly a great site, have not bought from them, please let me know what the quality is like, £2.00 is very reasonable.

17 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks Janey, I only put a few ivies on, as you can see by the pics it was a very wet day, so gave up.

17 Jan, 2010

 

I will Dd, in a moment of winter madness I ordered 10! I could almost start my own National Collection lol. I was amazed at how many different ivies there are. Most I've never heard of, but they have a nice picture:-)

18 Jan, 2010

 

OOOOOH NOOOOOO, they also have the National Collection pelargoniums!!! It's been years since I had any interest in pelargoniums, but after looking at Fibrex..... easily worth a look they're so beautiful....sigh... just imagining pelargoniums and heuchera....oh and new ivy:-)

18 Jan, 2010

 

He he Ba......I love someone whose as nuts as me about plants...Lol! Pelargoniums, well let me have a look too.....did you see my blog on them? There are absolutely millions of Ivies on their site aren't there......going back to have another look...:o)

18 Jan, 2010

 

Oh nooooo not pelargoniums too, what are you doing to me Ba, now when is my Birthday?

18 Jan, 2010

 

Janey, nuts is the right word, I already bought new plants end of last year when destructive start of makeover began, and they're all waiting in pots. I know I should wait for makeover to be almost finished but where's the fun in that? Look what you started Dd, it's all your fault. Wait 'til you see the pelargoniums though:-)

18 Jan, 2010

 

Oh...Lol! Ba....Just had a look at the Ivies....it's a bit difficult finding the ones you want to look at...Lol!
Dotty......your pic no 1. ......I think is the Irish Ivy, Hedera Hibernica.
no 4........I love this one.... Hamilton
no 5........................................Hedera Helix Glacier
no 6........................................Hedera Helix Goldchild

What do you think?

18 Jan, 2010

 

Don't know what came over me.....I've ordered glacier, calico, eileen, goldfinger, jersey doris, lightfinger, sally, sunrise, white mein hertz & fantasia!!!!!! eeek... Took me some time to navigate too all the above are helix so hardy....and now to the pelargoniums:-)

18 Jan, 2010

 

Aaaahhhh.........titter...now will you feel the same tomorrow??Lol! Steady on girl,
you haven't finished your makeover yet.....Lol!

18 Jan, 2010

 

I'm panicking already:-( Makeover is barely started :-)

18 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks Janey, will have a check and see, it is so difficult, a lot of them all look the same, but, have different names.if you know what I mean lol

19 Jan, 2010

 

I do Dotty! As long as we like them, it doesn't really matter what they're called does it...:o)

19 Jan, 2010

 

Your right, it does not.........

21 Jan, 2010

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