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By Dongle

United Kingdom Gb

I have a large none clinging ivy growing up a wall. This ivy is a pleasure as the blackbirds always nest in it and in the Autumn the flowers provide welcome nectar to many, many insects even when the frost come. However the sport I put up is way to weak and I need to replace it with something much stronger. Can anyone give me ideas for this. As cheaply as possible please but I am willing to put some work in.



Probably not an ivy then - only way to get a non clinging variety is to take a cutting off mature growth, which will then produce an upright bush. Please post photo for id so best form of support can be suggested.

16 Aug, 2011


I think Dongle wants to replace the support, but keep the ivy?

16 Aug, 2011


Yes I know, but it's unlikely its ivy - don't want to recommend support without knowing what the plant actually is.

17 Aug, 2011


Good point. Photo then?

17 Aug, 2011

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