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Q.killing off ivy from walls

Zone Denbigh, North Wales LL16 5UT | Anonymous added on September 16, 2017 | Answered

We are and have over a period of years having problems with IVY, they continue to grow up one of our outside walls and also force themselves through window frames and gain access to the interior. We have tried ”all sorts” of chemicals to try to get rid of the plant but without success. What is the ”guaranteed” method of getting rid of this ivy, and what is the best product for our purpose?? We are quite desperate. Any suggestions??

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Answered on September 16, 2017

Unfortunately, there are few solutions for such a vigorous plant. The best method is to putt up everything. Pull roots, and pull new plants as they start. they will keep coming back for years once they get established. These highly invasive plants are very hard to control. You can try to spray white vinegar directly onto the plants to kill them off, but even this has no guarantee. The best way is just to keep them pulled, and killed off as fast as they can grow. Eventually the plant will have no energy to reproduce.

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