The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

getting rid of ivy


By Coogan

United Kingdom Gb

after my garden was neglected ( due to a dislocated shoulder) the wild ivy that grows over the stone wall has made it into the garden. It has crept through a large herbaceous bed, under the weed suppressing blanket, everywhere! What is the best way to get rid of it with the least damage to the other plants



I pull it out strand by strand. This is time consuming but doesn't hurt my other plants. I dont know of any other way of dealing with it, I'm afraid. At least it pulls out quite easily, even if the strand breaks, you can trace where it is and start from there. Now I am almost rid of it, I watch for the tiny plants and pull them out before they send out shoots!

16 Jun, 2008


Thanks for your advice. I was afraid that would be the answer

16 Jun, 2008


Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, Coogan!

17 Jun, 2008

How do I say thanks?

Answer question

Related photos

  • My Angel Pot
  • winter jasmine and ivy
  • Ivy......... (Hedera colchica (Persian ivy))
  • For Wagger......found it... (Hedera colchica (Persian ivy) calico)

Related blogs


Related questions

Not found an answer?