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Member Name: barbie84
Ivy is a lovely trailing or climbing plant that will give a lovely bit of greenary to even the dullest part of your garden.
You can buy ivy from garden centers for realy cheap, i payed 59p each for small pieces of ivy which after two years is trailing all over the side of my shed and up onto the roof, you can take your own cuttings by cutting a piece off your ivy plant and using a rooting powder aswell.
Ivy is ever green so will give you a lovely green folage all of the time and is quite a hardy plant, it doesnt need much water and can survive in almost all conditions, it will survive quite happily in direct sun light or like mine in the shade constantly.
Ivy doesnt need a lot of watering so you can just keep the soil moist slightly and it will thrive.
Ivy looks lovely on the ground under trees or on old buildings like my shed as it sticks very well to brickwork or fencing.
You could use ivy in your hanging baskets aswell if you wanted to and have it trailing out of the basket but you would need to keep it trimmed as it does grow quite quickly and has a habit of strangling any small plants it is planted by.
Summary: a great trailing plant