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Removing Rampant Ivy From Patio Wall

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We planted the ivy about 15 years ago to cover a horrid cracked wall. As we all know Ivy is very rampant and soon took over not only being hard work to keep in check but draining moisture and nutrients from the soil. So the time came when it had to go!

Before May 09

May 2010 with the wall pointed and painted and new flowers in the border…

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Looks so much nicer now :-))

18 May, 2010

 

Very nice and clean now, amazing. I guess painting the wall every now and then is a lot less work than trimming the ivy. Was it hard to remove? They usually have their roots all in cracks and cement work and unevenness. NIce pictures. Tell us what those trees are in front of the wall, the pink and the creamy one please. Looks really nice against the white wall.

18 May, 2010

 

Thanks, well we had to trim the Ivy at least twice a year so yeas Painting it is soooooooooooo much easier! The roots had to be sanded off the wall, and the ground roots took ALLOT of digging up! Luckily (so far so good) no regrowth has occured.

Both the trees that you mention are I believe Acers (somebody please correct me if I'm wrong) although I'm sorry to say I have no idea what variety. The red acer is in a large barrel tub on the other side of the steps, thats because they like ericaceous compost.

18 May, 2010

 

What a job! Worth it though - the wall looks much better than the old ivy now. Very Mediterranean looking. The Acers look lovely!

18 May, 2010

 

Thanks, I was really worried it would look too plain compared to the ivy. It does look quite glamourous. Even better in a few months when the perenials are in full flower.

18 May, 2010

 

Yes, take a pic then! ;)

18 May, 2010

 

I like the look of your garden, its looks very restfull or suitabke for a wild party :o)

18 May, 2010

 

We had the same problem with ivy it got sooooo rampant took me and hubby ages to dig it out not had much re-growth if i see any its whipped out before it gets hold, the wall looks much nicer now, you could always grow a clematis or roses up it :)

18 May, 2010

 

Much much better well done.

18 May, 2010

 

It probably makes the garden look a lot lighter now! Beautiful acers.

18 May, 2010

 

Its brought the garden bang upto date, good work, will done you!...

18 May, 2010

 

Lovely garden. As much as I like ivies your wall looks much better without it

18 May, 2010

 

looks almost tropical...!!!

18 May, 2010

 

Oh thank you guys! Your all invited to cocktails on the patio, we can pretend we are somewhere tropical :P

I'll be taking updated pics of this view so keep an eye out!

18 May, 2010

 

Much better with no ivy :o)

18 May, 2010

 

very nice.

19 May, 2010

 

Mmmmm ... mine's a sea breeze please!! With those little umbrellas! :o)

19 May, 2010

 

How about one of those sparkler things too...

19 May, 2010

 

What a lovely garden, love the Acers and the light painted wall really makes a great background for the trees!

19 May, 2010

 

Big change. The was looks great, really pops those trees out!

20 May, 2010

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