Gardening.

tek-monkey

wanna see my snake?
Is there such a thong as permanent weed killer? The ivy from the house behind has destroyed most of the shed, and while I can just about get to the stuff going over the fence it's the stuff rooting under that's doing the most damage.

Does salting the earth work? Can I just bung a load of salt on my side of the fence? It's a rental house so residents don't care about sorting from their side, all I can do is kill what's on mine.
 

Cue

Well-Known Forumite
Is there such a thong as permanent weed killer? The ivy from the house behind has destroyed most of the shed, and while I can just about get to the stuff going over the fence it's the stuff rooting under that's doing the most damage.

Does salting the earth work? Can I just bung a load of salt on my side of the fence? It's a rental house so residents don't care about sorting from their side, all I can do is kill what's on mine.
Ask them if you can come round and sort it for them maybe? Or just take the fence out if it’s a loose-fit one when they’re away and the ivy mysteriously disappears
 

kyoto49

Well-Known Forumite
Is there such a thong as permanent weed killer? The ivy from the house behind has destroyed most of the shed, and while I can just about get to the stuff going over the fence it's the stuff rooting under that's doing the most damage.

Does salting the earth work? Can I just bung a load of salt on my side of the fence? It's a rental house so residents don't care about sorting from their side, all I can do is kill what's on mine.
Please done use poisonous chemicals. This world is struggling enough :(.

Speak to the landlord of the house the Ivy is coming from?
 

Glam

Mad Cat Woman
Is there such a thong as permanent weed killer? The ivy from the house behind has destroyed most of the shed, and while I can just about get to the stuff going over the fence it's the stuff rooting under that's doing the most damage.

Does salting the earth work? Can I just bung a load of salt on my side of the fence? It's a rental house so residents don't care about sorting from their side, all I can do is kill what's on mine.
I hope so!
Once my back garden is done, I'm going to smother it all in salt. It's meant to stop anything growing.
 

Gramaisc

Forum O. G.
Salt won't be hugely effective on established ivy, it's more 'useful' against much lighter foes.

If the base(s) if the ivy are accessible, then cutting it off and systematically removing any regrowth will kill it, eventually.
 

proactive

Enjoying a drop of red.
Salt won't be hugely effective on established ivy, it's more 'useful' against much lighter foes.

If the base(s) if the ivy are accessible, then cutting it off and systematically removing any regrowth will kill it, eventually.
Ivy is an absolute barsteward to remove. The only effective way is to cut or dig it out, I have found.
 

littleme

250,000th poster!
Ivy is an absolute barsteward to remove. The only effective way is to cut or dig it out, I have found.
There's been some on the front of our house for years, growing from a plant in next doors garden.....I've tried everything to get rid of it, all we can do is keep pulling it off the front of the house and trying to kill off the stems....but I can't get to the roots so im never going to be able to kill it properly
 

Noah

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There is Ivy Broomrape (Orobanche hederacea) growing in our garden on the roots of next-doors ivy, but it doesn't seem to affect the vigour of the ivy at all
 

Gramaisc

Forum O. G.
I used to dig the plots over in one go, but I've decided to do one a day at the moment. I did the first just now, as it got dark.

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This actually at five o'clock, a benefit of being a bit further round the planet.

This will let it dry out a bit and I'll (probably) do the second one tomorrow. I have a bit of leeway, as the tiller is currently non-functional - the primer bulb has a split in it which kills the fuel flow after a few seconds. The local agricultural spares place had none of the right size, but they will have in a few days, then I can run it through.

The Robin supervised the whole activity...
 
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