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Growing English Ivy in Your Garden

Posted by Tammy Sons on

Wednesday, September 21

English Ivy plant is also known scientific as Hedera helix and is a native of Europe and western Asia. This plant can be grown indoors as well as outdoors in the garden. The plant produces tiny greenish yellow flowers that are rich in nectar and attract many insects and bees.

English Ivy grows well in partial sunlight however; it can be grown in both partial and fully shaded areas also. You can grow English Ivy in pots or can use them as a groundcover for spaces that are vacant in your garden.

The leaves of this tree are about 5-10 cm long and the flowers are 3-5 cm which blooms during late summer season. This plant also bears fruit which are about 6-8 mm in diameter and are poisonous to humans. The color of the fruit is purple-black to orange-yellow and attracts insects, birds and bees.

English Ivy is adaptable to most soils but it prefers a moist and well drained soil. They are vines which take help of stems to grow and spread across various trees, cliffs, walls and other means of support provided to them. English Ivy has heart shaped leaves that are dark green in color. The rich color makes the garden look lively and fresh. If the color of the leaves turn brown and they seem dry then it indicates that the plant is stressed out. Water the plant well to avoid it from getting damaged.

This plant is also used for controlling soil erosion control as they grow and become dense spreading on the ground. English Ivy is very diverse and can also be grown in pots and hanging baskets.

It is recommended to trim English Ivy during spring season to protect them from bacterial leaf spot. The disease can also be controlled by spraying horticultural oil and insecticidal soap. English Ivy does not require much maintenance as they grow in most soils and are adaptable to weather conditions.

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