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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Hedera helix

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

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.

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davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

Thats really interesting for me rich , ive got this in my front garden covered in berries. The pigeons love them.

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

The fruiting bodies of Ivy growing in my wild patch, on a better sunny #autumn day 😊 #hedera

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

#berries all over the ivy, which climbs up the cherry tree #hedera

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christineb

Great picture

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debs69

Lovely shot 😎

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Christine 😀👍🏼 @christineb

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richard.spicer.7906

Ta Debs 🤓🙏🏼 @debs69

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fuschia

Brill 👍👍

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2015
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richard.spicer.7906

Even the Ivy is starting to flower... #hedera

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debs69

I didn't know it flowered! Saw those flower spike in a hedgerow and wondered what they were! 😳 @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

I know Debs, I had the same thought too. I don't think they look all that but they do turn into berries I think @debs69

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2015
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richard.spicer.7906

...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

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joanboston

Trouble is rats like it too !

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krishnahairdo

I have a lot of ivy in my garden, struggle to keep it under control!

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palucha

Hate it! I spend too much time and energy trying to stop next door's ivy taking over my garden!😡😤

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richard.spicer.7906

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!

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joanboston

Yes we had problems in our old garden. They laid young in our compost heap! Nice and warm I suppose. Haven't seen any here thankfully, but do see mice occasionally.

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linfoster

My thoughts entirely@richard.spicer.7906

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linfoster

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 😍

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KatieCat

We have ivy on part of our garden fence and the sheep in the field trim the top and we have a wren nesting in it each year

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2015
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richard.spicer.7906

This pretty much covers 50% of the bottom half of my garden - on the floor, under the hedges, up the shed (in fact I think it's the only thing keeping it standing!) #ivy #hedera

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kathy

We have it in abundance in our hedge

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