Ivy Plants

climbing flowers

Zone Lincoln | anthony evans added on October 16, 2017 | Answered

I have a ten foot high tree stump covered in ivy. I wish to have something like a clematis to climb through it to give a floral display. is this possible?

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    Answered on October 17, 2017

    You will first have to rid the area of the ivy without making the soil toxic. This means that you will have to pull up all of the ivy you can, and then pour boiling water over the area to kill off any remaining roots. Do this several times.

    Here is an article that is for poison ivy, but the concept is the same: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/poison-ivy-control.htm

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