Just how do you kill ivy?
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
My next door neighbours are not keen gardeners and never bother to go to the back of a large shrubbery which is overgrown with ivy and backs onto my garden. It all grows through and under my fence. I keep trying to kill it but am not getting anywhere. I have to pull up barrows full every year and it is damaging my fence.
I have tried a special weedkiller for ivy, but it laughs at it. I have also tried Round Up with little luck, on several occassions. My hope is for a systemic one that will kill at least some of the ivy on their side aswell as mine.
I have been told it is best dealt with when dormant.
Any suggestions? I don't usually use weedkillers in my garden but I am desperate to protect my fence from further damage without harming any of the nearby shrubs.
- 1 Dec, 2008