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i have ivy in shady corner of my grden, but it is barely growing each year. how to encourage it?

London, United Kingdom Gb

advice please!




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not easy as its the shady part of your garden bit thats possibly slowing it.im guessing youve fed and waterd it.ive managed to get light in before with a mirror or two. will it reach sun eventualy ? is it still in the pot ? have you got a picture ?

12 Jul, 2009

 

what a speedy answer, thank you!
it was in the garden from 2 yrs ago when i moved here and is in ground. it looks healthy but doesnt spread much! No i havent fed it will try that. have watered.

12 Jul, 2009

 

Is it a small leaved ivy, and is it variegated? It's a bit odd, because ivy will generally grow absolutely anywhere, though the smaller leaved and variegated varieties can be a bit slower to take off.

12 Jul, 2009

 

yes it is both, and at my last garden the ivy was happy to grow in shade in abundance!

12 Jul, 2009

 

your welcome

12 Jul, 2009

 

Try feeding it with growmore, but only once this year - it's getting a bit late in the season for soft and sappy growth, and growmore feeds the plant for six weeks. Then feed it again in the spring, rake or stir it into the soil round the plant and water if necessary.

12 Jul, 2009

 

brilliant! glad i joined this site!

13 Jul, 2009

 

me to and welcome tricia

13 Jul, 2009

 

hey people does veronica need deadheading?

13 Jul, 2009

 

thats not nice lol

13 Jul, 2009

 

i know but she's gone off a bit... actually i just did the deed

13 Jul, 2009

 

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13 Jul, 2009

 

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13 Jul, 2009

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