I purchased an English Ivy about a month ago and placed in on a table where it receives lots of indirect sunlight. It now looks like it is dying even though I have watered it faithfully. Some leaves have turned quite hard and the others are curling up and it looks wilty even though the soil is moist to touch.
English ivy is super-sensitive to spider mites; spritz it with plain water to see if there is any webbing on stems or leaves. If there is, you can try controlling them with frequent spraying with soap (1 tsp mild liquid) to 2 cups water, spray thoroughly every 3 days for 3 weeks
I'm looking for a way to poison English ivy and holly with glyphosate. Getting poison to penetrate waxy leaves is a problem.
These articles may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/english-ivy/kill-english-ivy.htm
I have had success adding a Spreader Sticker product to my spray tank, that helps the product stay on the foliage well enough to soak in and do its job. Most nurseries and garden centers sell the product.
I have English ivy, which is growing up a very tall pine tree. It was never intended to get out of hand, but it has, and it is now up in the canopy and I can see that it will transfer to other trees and branches. Is there any way to kill the ivy? It has reached a height where it is inaccessible except from the bottom. Any help would be appreciated.
You can cut the ivy stems at the base of the tree and then paint the cuts immediately with undiluted Round-up. This will cause the ivy to suck the Round-up into the plant and kill it. You may need to repeat it a few times, but you will see it get weaker each time. This article can also help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/english-ivy/kill-english-ivy.htm
Here in Medford, Oregon, I have sprayed English Ivy with Round Up at the highest label rate. I have also sprayed a different section of English Ivy with Brush B Gon also at highest label rate. Both times I added spreader to the spray mix. Both times I thought I was spraying new leaves. I am not getting a kill of the Ivy. How can I kill English Ivy?
I understand your frustration - English Ivy is not easy to get rid of! This article will give you some good suggestions on how to eradicate english ivy, such as lacerating or cutting the plant's stems prior to herbicide application:
Will plant on slope from the yard to the driveway that I can't plant on due to the slope.
Yes, english ivy is considered pretty deer resistant:
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I've been growing my English ivy plant indoors for a year now. Lately these small growths (I don't know how else to describe them - they're light green and hard to the touch - please refer to the pictures) have begun popping up on the stems. Most have died but there are a few clusters that appear to be growing and I'm worried because I've never seen anything like this!! They don't look good, but they also don't seem to be hurting the plant, as there are plenty of new leaves sprouting as well. I apologize if this is a silly question - I'm just really worried as I haven't found any other pictures like this online, and would love some advice on what to do! Thank you in advance for your help.
These are perfectly normal on your English Ivy. This is how the plant attaches itself to the ground or structure it is growing on.
Your Ivy looks wonderfully healthy.
Bought ivy (don't know variety, as I am an idiot) to go along back part of garden as fill in, abutting porch wall, approximately 18 feet. It has now spread throughout the garden, total space maybe 4 1/2 feet by 18 or a little less. I think it is choking my other plants with its deep long running roots. I tried round-up on all shoots three weeks in a row before planting a few more perennials and some annuals. Shoots still coming up all over and interrupting some of the other plants. Roots are as deep as 6-8 inches and very difficult to remove, as they are VERY long and stringy. Leaves of this plant are sort of wavy triangular shape, 1-2 inches in size. Leaf is green in middle with red/yellowish border. Most leaves are reddish green underneath. Smells like Cilantro or very citrusy when I pull them. They snap at the surface, leaving the root. I need to know how to completely eradicate them, if possible. I want them gone without having to dig up everything.
You likely have English or Boston ivy, and these articles should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/english-ivy/kill-english-ivy.htm