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Re: Satisfaction
  • Subject: Re: Satisfaction
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 09:19:40 -0600

Yeah, that's bad stuff.  Right up there w/ kudzu I'm thinking.  It really
takes over.  Virginia creeper tries to do that to my house but I yank it out
as soon as I see it creeping up the siding...

On 2/13/10, andreah <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:
> I don't know if I told you all that I have an English ivy problem at the
> house. Apparently, someone thought it was a good idea to plant it as a
> ground cover some 30 years ago or more. It has grown up into a couple of
> oak
> trees and is so long that it almost hangs to the ground. I don't know why I
> didn't think of it when I moved in (lost my mind for a few?) but I started
> researching how to get rid of it. It's right up there with Wisteria in my
> book, Satan's vine. Anyway, I took a Sawzall (sp?)  to it back in December.
> The trunks on this thing are bigger around than my arm and I don't have
> small arms. Well, nothing happened. Again, I guess I lost what little
> horticultural knowledge I had in the past 2 years. I talked to a tree guy
> at
> a home and garden show and he said give it 3-4 months to use up all its
> reserves. Guess what, every time the wind blows massive amounts of ivy
> leaves hit the ground and I get a glowing sense of satisfaction from seeing
> my yard covered with them. DIE!!!! MUUUHHAAAAAHAAAAAA!!!!!!!
> The tree guy told me to call him once they were all dead and he'd come
> clean
> up the tree for me. If I had a cherry picker, I'd do it myself!
> The point is, now my totally shaded garden will get some much needed bright
> light. I can hardly wait to see how much better the garden grows this year.
> A
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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