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It won't take long?
Member Name: grannywoo
Date: 04/06/01, updated on 04/06/01 (194 review reads)
Advantages: quick cover
Disadvantages: damage caused, rapid spread
I decided this afternoon that one of our ivies, having died, needed to be removed from the garage wall, roof, guttering, etc.
I suggested this to my husband, who along with me has a bad back, what a ridiculous suggestion.
Yes the ivy was dead, but did it want to be parted from the garage "no it did not".
Three hours later after using a spade, a bow-saw and a pair of secatuers we gave up.
What we were left with was a pile of dead leaves, a pile of woody stems, a very unsightly corroded wall, a broken gutter and that was only 1/3rd of the garage. The other 2/3rds is covered in a live ivy, which after seeing the damaged caused by the other one has got to go.
So although you may think ivies, look nice, grow quickly and cover well, please bear in mind the damage they can do.
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