People with ivy all over their houses

Discussion in 'SMB' started by What A Waster, May 14, 2019.

  1. What A Waster

    What A Waster Winger

    What's the deal there? Like living in a bush.
    Any benefit other than looking like your house is in camouflage?
    I'd imagine their houses get full of insects whenever they open the windows. Seems like extra work as well, having to trim the front of your house so you don't get your windows covered in a plant. I think it looks ridiculous.
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  2. Thackeray

    Thackeray Striker

    Doesn't it knack the pointing anarl?
  3. Kevsgreat

    Kevsgreat Striker

    Remember me Granda wrestling a load of ivy off a wall outside his house only to find a wasp nest in it. The bloke could shift when he needed to like.
  4. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    I think you’ve summed it up perfectly.

    Was fashionable once, not so much now.

    Renderers must be making a fortune in Herrington, everybody is getting new rendering at the moment.

    Reason I say that is the nice, big house set back just after the Board Inn, was covered in ivy and looked dark and dingy but the new owners have stripped it back and redone it all. Looks lovely now.
  5. What A Waster

    What A Waster Winger

    Aye if there's cracks in the brick or pointing, the roots can get in and cause loads of bother.
    When you pull it off the wall as well, the roots are still there. Gotta scrub them off with a wire brush
  6. I like the houses which have one end or corner of the house with ivy, thinks it can give a little character. Ones totally covered, aye look like a big square bush with windows.
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  7. Indeed it does !
  8. What A Waster

    What A Waster Winger

    Why even have that stuff on your house?
    Probably full of mice as well.
    You could have structural damage for years and you wouldn't even know it

    Can get out of control very quickly though. Constant maintenance
    Last edited: May 14, 2019
  9. Macho

    Macho Striker

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  10. Aye, when reading up on it, it said it was an ongoing job, many do's and don't, not worth the hassle unless you have the time or a groundsman at these places you see the buildings covered in the stuff.
  11. jedi_toaster

    jedi_toaster Winger

    Wow. Just when you thought the SMB had run out of things to sneer at......I must admit this object of disdain is a new one in the 16 or so years I’ve been a member.
  12. MackneyHackem

    MackneyHackem Midfield

  13. What A Waster

    What A Waster Winger

    You got ivy on your house?
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  15. Grammar Police

    Grammar Police Midfield

    Imagine willingly destroying your brickwork and pointing letting that shite grow on your house.

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  16. What A Waster

    What A Waster Winger

  17. Nowt wrong with trimming your bush these days. No problem with insects but crabs are to be avoided.
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  18. What A Waster

    What A Waster Winger

    It's the behaviour of total idiots.
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  19. MooBaaOink

    MooBaaOink Striker

    All wrang uns.
  20. Space Hopper

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