Boston Ivy
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Boston ivy dead

Zone Kingston | Anonymous added on April 29, 2019 | Answered

Hi I moved into my house a few years ago and there was a dead Virginia creeper that was spread across my shed at the bottom of the garden. I removed the Virginia creeper root and stems from the shed and planted a Boston ivy in its place. The ivy did well for about 6-12 months but then completely died over a few weeks. I’ve tried to google disease or another cause that may have affected the Virginia creeper and Boston ivy but can’t find anything obvious. I’d like to plant something else in its place (ideally an ivy), but am worried the same thing will happen. Is there an obvious reason that this has happened? Should I test the soil before planting something else? Thanks. Becky

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 30, 2019

I would start with a soil test; this could answer some questions for you.
Contact your County Extension Office for a soil test kit; these are generally a few dollars.

This link will help you locate the nearest office.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/testing-soil.htm

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