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Ivy growth within hedges
« on: March 11, 2020, 10:30:50 pm »
Anyone have a method of eliminating ivy growth within conifer hedging. I have nuked the ivy at the base of the hedge successfully with Rosate 36 but still have strong growth vertically within  a few areas of the hedge  itself. I can only think of lying on the floor and trying to cut the stems manually before  it dominates. Any other methodology? TIA.
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Re: Ivy growth within hedges
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2020, 04:45:03 pm »
that's about it, I've had a similar issue.  You may be able to manually pull soem out of the hedge, but IME it tends to just break into bits
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Re: Ivy growth within hedges
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2020, 05:13:43 pm »
Physical removal IS the most effective method for hedera. It’s not difficult. Avoid herbicide use as you’ll affect the hedge itself.


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Re: Ivy growth within hedges
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2020, 07:39:04 pm »
Cut ivy at base of conifer,if possible and then about 1/2 metre up the trunk. It will slowly die off and become easier to remove