There’s a part of my garden that’s covered in Ivy. It’s welcome there. It’s not welcome when it tries to move onto and into my fences and my greenhouse. Where the ivy’s covering the fallen down Elder tree trunk and a large part of my *cough* lawn, it’s welcome.
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Ivy – welcome where it covers up the undesirable 🙂 – I find it very pretty.
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Thanks for popping by and commenting. I’m on catch-up as only started yesterday. Will pop over and say hello. Yes ivy’s good for covering things up.
Given the right conditions it can be a real problem. Like you say if it stays where it is being useful then it can be highly functional and attractive. Visiting from A-Z Challenge 🙂 Linda
Thanks for popping by. I think my garden has the ‘right’ conditions to make an imperfect place. see what I did there? 🙂
I did 😊
Ivy can be very pretty in the right places
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True. Not sure I need it covering my whole *cough* lawn, it’s competing with another plant for that prize. Thanks for popping by.
I love ivy-covered walls and buildings, but I know they’re not suppose to be good news! Build A Better Blog: I is for Interesting Images. #AtoZchallenge.
You know, I think they’re not that bad if the pointing is strong. Once they’re on I think they protect so long as they can’t get into the bricks. Don’t quote me, I’m not a bricktician, Bricktologist or whatever the technical term is.
Growing up in New England, ivy was everywhere on the north side of buildings. I’ve always loved it, even after I realized how destructive it was.
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It’s not got near my house. I’ll be pulling it off if it get’s anywhere near. Like you I do love to see it on buildings though. Can I just say, lovely to see you here again. I can’t believe this is my sixth year.
There used to be ivy covering a building in the city near where I live. It was super iconic but then the building was bought by someone else who removed all the ivy 😦
I think it’s one of those plants that looks great when it’s on the walls of someone elses house… Thanks for popping by.
If it covers your lawn, I suppose you get out of mowing, right? That’d be nice.
And I think the bricktologists would say that no pointing is strong enough to beat ivy roots. Eventually, they will break it down and create a route for water to get behind the brick and start damaging the building, so unless you build a fake outer wall that is meant to be covered in ivy, with a separate inner wall that the ivy can’t get through, you’re going to have trouble (but very pretty trouble, at least). 🙂
Yes, not mown for years. I think I heard that it’s ok left up until you try to take it down then you might need a new wall but what do I know of buildings. I’m pretty useless with home maintenance.
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i love ivy. It’s the theme in my kitchen.
There’s something about the shape of it.