English Ivy

victory_tea2085(z6 Ny)June 17, 2012

I want to get some English Ivy started on a shady side of my house, what should I purchase without spending a bundle. I would like to plant some (spaced 12" apart) and would like at least 10 plants. Thanks for any advice- Paul

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susan2010(6 Massachusetts)

No advice, but just a warning that ivy can do a lot of damage to bricks or siding and can provide entry for pests. You may want to think about this a little more.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 3:18PM
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victory_tea2085(z6 Ny)

thanks Susan- do you have any alternative ground cover you would suggest? Paul

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 8:39AM
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I agree & think ajuga in it's many colors would work well. You could use creeping wintergreen &/or creeping Phlox, vinca with or instead of ajuga. Spot Hosta, contoneaster,heuchera in for color & to break up the carpet cover with a little style.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 12:00PM
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