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Re: update

Actually- I've had very little of the ivy I ripped out 5 years ago return. And occasional shoot that I rip out or round-up repeatedly. I'm happy I went to the effort to remove it when I did- and you will be too


Kitty wrote:
Oh, man, what a day. I took the afternoon off work. After a few stops along the way home I got busy on a project I started Monday night. 17 years ago I planted a bed of about a dozen lilacs and one Magnolia tree, which at the time was smaller than the lilacs. The triangular bed was along my south border chain link fence upon which I had hung cedar fencing, much nicer looking. Then I underplanted the tree and shrubs with English Ivy.

Friends don't let friends plant Hedera helix.

Between yesterday and today I put in close to 10 hours ripping out ivy. It has made a nasty mess of the fence from my neighbor's side. Later I'll dig out the old lilacs - in mid-May the neighborhood will have a dumpster for a day. Yes, I know the ivy will return, but 17 years from now I'll be in my 70s and hopefully I won't care.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: "gardenchat list" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 2:27 PM
Subject: [CHAT] update

It has been gorgeous out for the last few days or so here, 77 today, but
that is all coming to end shortly- so they say! (they are claiming the
temps dropped 17 degrees in 5 minutes) What is with this weather!

But Auralie I did notice that although many of my hellibores looked
dead, once the hot weather hit, I did get some more stalks come up and
now I have one blooming and another about too!

Many trees and shrubs are budding out and this weather is gonna have a
big impact whether I actually see spring blooms or not. The ponds are up
and running. I see my waterlillies are going to have to be thinned as I
can't believe how over run they got.-again! Fish survived and all look
healthy, but they don't feel like being friendly, so the jury is still
out on that. They have grown alot over the winter which kinda surprised
me. (they usually don't double in size!)

I cut down my grasses and a few things, afraid to do too much...- it's gonna get cold here again!..


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