Chop it off at the ground then drill a hole and pour weedkiller in it.My neighbour has it growing on my garage wall which is facing her garden. I go up and cut it back now and again but the wall is never dry and grows in between the felt and into the garage.
Why anyone would want it is beyond me. Looks shit.
Dinnar mate. It was a wall that wasn't attached to the house, it ran along the garden. It was a while ago now like, probably just something they did at the time.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
It makes a good place for nesting seagulls to hide, where they can swoop down and nick people's Gregg's pasties and possible the odd scratter child.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.
I've got it on the rear perimeter. I was originally on an adjacent property and spread through.
It was growing over onto my house high up and growing over a bedroom window. Just got sick of having to get the ladders out to keep it off the window.I know ivy is supposed to be good for nesting birds, but if it's left unchecked, it mother's and kills any other plant it attaches itself to.
If it gets onto a building its roots can eventually work their way into the masonry requiring the ivy to be removed so repainting can be done.