fast climbing ivy
I read in a post here a while back in which someone was referring to an ivy that would grow enough in one season, to cover an unsightly view through a chain link fence.
I can't find the post, but have this problem and am very interested in finding which ivy and if it's a good one for my area.
I've got a neighbor who's backyard butts up to mine. the only thing separating us is a chain link fence. They are using their side of the fence as a place to dump every bit of yard waste, including tons of grass clippings from their frequently overgrown lawn. It is creating a nasty looking spot for me as well as a place for huge weeds to grow unchecked by them.
I thought if I could grow a nice solid wall of ivy it would look great and I wouldn't have to get angry every time i look out my back window.
i do have a large flower garden at one end of this fence line and am a little worried about an ivy choking out my bed, I have heard they are vigorous growers. Will simple trimming keep this in check?
This may seem silly but does ivy keep it's leaves in winter?
Any ivy experts here?