Dying bush ivy
Bristol, United Kingdom
I have two very large (some 8ft by 8ft) ‘bush’ ivies, I have just discovered today that they are probably hedera helix which has genetically altered itself. Unfortunately the one at the bottom of the garden has just upped and died. It lost all its leaves very quickly and the ‘wood’ is dead and brittle.
The other one is starting to look a little sick. The leaves on the ‘head’ are starting to look a yellowy green and some of the new shoots have died off brown. However, some new growth to the side and bottom looks a healthier green at the moment.
Does anyone know what is wrong with it and/or what I can do to save it. The only thing that I can think of is to cut it back hard, but that is a little drastic I admit. I can supply a photo if that would help.
- 5 Aug, 2008