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By Alextb

London, England Eng

If i was to cut a piece of ivy from a spring planter to plant somewhere else, would it survive, and just reroot using suckers, or do I need to ourchase some brand new ivy.

I want the ivy to climb something in my garden.

Thanks in advance



You'd get better results if you inserted teh cuttings into a pot of compost and put a bag over it to keep in moisture until they're rooted. If you have a scratch around the bases of your existing plants, you may well find some of the stems have rooted where they touch the compost. You can just sever those and plant them where you like, but keep watered until they're established.

2 May, 2010


If its in a spring planter, i.e., a container, if its been there a while, turn it out, pull the rootball into two sections, keeping some root with each, and replant as two different sections. I'd keep the one you want for the garden in a pot until it recovers a bit and starts growing again.

2 May, 2010

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