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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 9, 2011

Q. Grape Ivy Leaf Problems

Many of the leaves on my grape ivy are turning papery and dropping. It is happening to leaves of any age and size. The plant continues to provide new growth and appears in no serious danger, but the appearance is not good.

Answered by
Nikki on
June 10, 2011
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Are there any spots on the leaves beforehand? It sounds like fungal leaf spot. Trim away the infected leaves and make sure the leaves stay dry. Normally, this issue will clear up on its own if you do this, but you should still keep it away from other plants though as it can spread.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 28, 2011

Q. Killing Ivy Roots

I wish to plant a Rowan tree where a large wall ivy had been but some roots remain in the soil. How do I kill these to ensure that they will not interfere with the growth of the new tree?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 29, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 30, 2011

Q. Ivy

Neighbor’s ivy on trees is killing my bushes. How do I tame or kill ivy that is choking my bushes?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 1, 2011
Certified Expert
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The only way to permanantly get rid of ivy is to rip it out. If it's growing into your shrubs, you can either rip it out or cut the stems close to the ground so it will die up in the shrub. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/english-ivy/kill-english-ivy.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 4, 2011

Q. Variegated Ivy

My ivy has developed brown leaves and is dropping them very fast. Too much water? There are no insects or other problems that I can detect.

Answered by
moosmom on
July 4, 2011
A.

could be spidermites,look under leaves for white sandy areas,if so plant might be a goner.try washing plant in dishsoap.but could also be a watering issue.

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Asked by
tammyebardsher on
July 11, 2011

Q. Black Tips on My Ivy

About 2 days ago I repotted an ivy I received over a year ago. I have since noticed the tips are turning black and look burnt. This plant has been on my patio all summer in the Oklahoma heat. Is my plant getting too hot? I make sure it is watered regularly.

Answered by
Heather on
July 17, 2011
Certified Expert
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Transplanting is a stressful time for a plant, and it makes it hard for it to deal with conditions it normally has no problem withstanding. It sounds like it may have a touch of transplant shock. I would move it somewhere shady for a few days and increase the water a bit. This article will also help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 11, 2011

Q. Variegated Ivy Placement

Are all Variegated Ivy plants for indoors only?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 11, 2011
Certified Expert
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The secret to successful outdoor planting of variegated ivy is to plant it in lightly shaded areas. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer. All ivies, whether green o rvariegated, should have regular feedings. They are used for groundcovers, garden specimens, hanging baskets, mixed containers, topiary and more. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ivy/variegated-ivy-care.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 17, 2011

Q. Ground Ivy

I am not having any success getting rid of ground ivy. I have used various weed killers, but it still grows. I have not been able to obtain a weed killer specifically for ivy. Help.

Answered by
Nikki on
July 17, 2011
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