The ivy featured in the photo above came with the fir tree as a moving in present from a friend. It was therefore a little hard letting it go – but needs must.
Whilst the ivy was in a pot it was fine but after two years in the ground I could see the potential for it to take over. And that isn’t going to happen.
I’ve got to dig the main roots out yet but at least I’ve made a start by pulling up/out much of the plant. It certainly liked to spread about and dig in where possible.
That is not, however, the only vegetation in need of removal. The bluebells are gradually taking over the back garden, and at a pace that makes the ivy positively pedestrian. So, I am going to let them flower first, then the leaves can go in the compost bin, while the rest will be delivered to the household waste disposal site, along with the ivy.