Just realised, as controversial as it is right now with my Cherry Tree debate, this is still a #uknative , although also to many other European countries #hedera #hederahelix #englishivy - only when the stems mature do they stop producing juvenile foliage and instead develop adult foliage, then bear flowers and fruits.
...and it may not be to everyone's liking but I know I will probably keep most of it to provide shelter for thousands of bugs, frogs, newts and other wildlife that I find regularly, creating the perfect balanced garden 😊 #ivy #hedera
If it ventures into the main garden, then I'll definitely remove it. This is in the woodland part. I hope there aren't any rats in mine @joanboston otherwise I may reconsider. Used to have that problem years ago with my compost heap, had to stop putting food scraps in it in the end and rely just on plant matter as found they were pulling the veg peelings out and running round the garden with it!
Ivy holds food for birds over winter such as blue tits and great tits so to have just a little ivy is so beneficial to the birds 😀😀also if it's allowed to grow over ground then it's good cover and food for ground foraging animals 😍