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Hedera Helix leaves developing brown spots

My Hedera Helix from IKEA is developing brown spots off late. I am new to plant keeping and do not know how this can be stopped. I've owned this for 2 weeks tops. Watering: 2x in a week, around 60ml ...
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How long should I wait before planting water propagated english-ivy?

So I'm finally succeeding rooting ivy on water, I don't want to ruin it when placing them on the soil. Anyone knows how long should I wait? I know that for pothos I should wait until the roots are ...
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How to get rid of really thick ivy carpeting some ground?

I'm trying to reclaim an area which has been left wild for a few decades from the looks of it. Maybe 100 square meters, flat andtotallycovered in ivy (regular English kind). In places, the ivy is up ...
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Ivy, that can be used for fence, which is healthy too

I can read that in general, the leave/berry of an Ivy (Hedera Helix) is poisonous if we would eat it. But: The question is: can it be poisonous, if we are close to it? Example: it is all over a ...
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Ivy browning leaves

I've had this ivy for years now, and repotted it last month, as it was with some other plants and the pot had gotten too small, not to mention the soil needed changing. After the "operation", its ...
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English Ivy plant dying, with white spots at the base

I have a four to five year old English Ivy plant with up to 10 feet (3 m) long vines. Three months ago I changed its pot and it remained healty for a while. Now, all of a sudden, its branches have ...
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Never managed to keep a plant alive for more than a month and then I moved

So when I moved I got a lot of plants as housewarming gifts. So far so good, it has been 6 months and most of them are alive (except for the orchids). But now they are turning yellow and I don't think ...
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Dying/Twiggy English Ivy Houseplant

My English Ivy has started looking sickly - twiggy and as if it's starting to die. What could be the problem? I'm new to houseplants and would love guidance! The plant has been indoors in a room well ...
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When does Ivy become dangerous or harmful up a tree

I am a part of a volunteer group in local ancient woodland and we have very many trees there which I completely covered in Ivy, we can also from time to time expect high winds of up to 40 Mph gusts. ...
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What tool(s) for cutting ivy stems on trees and walls?

I have some trees and walls which have decades' worth of ivy growth. Some trees in particular have ivy stems as thick as my forearm, and the tree is almost invisible. I plan to start by chopping the ...
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Dealing with a large tree swamped by ivy

On the boundary of our property are trees approaching 100 feet high. Some are badly infested with ivy to the extent the canopy is almost solid and the trunk and branches are twice their true size, ...
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starting first-time garden in yard with a lot of english ivy - raised bed vs. double-digging

I've never gardened before and would like to start a small (4' x 8') vegetable garden this year in our yard. I'm hoping to plant sugar snap peas, tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini, and possibly watermelon....
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How can I limit the height (depth) of our English (Common) Ivy?

We have ivy growing in the front yard, and I like it. It requires no attention other than trimming to keep it off the house, tree, sidewalk. My wife doesn't like that it keeps getting higher. Instead ...
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Does English Ivy harm a tree?

I have a large evergreen tree which has English ivy growing up it all around. The ivy is just on the trunk and goes about 3/4 the way up. It does not seem to interfere with the tree, but the larger ...
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Ropes as climbing support for English Ivy?

I intend to grow a foliage wall in my bedroom by using English Ivy. For convenience and aesthetics I'd prefer using ropes as support. But will it climb?
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How can I kill English ivy?

I'll be moving to the Seattle area in a few weeks and am starting my garden planning. The house we're buying has a small, shaded front yard with a large tree in it surrounded by about a ground cover ...
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Can ivy damage stucco?

I've seen this argument go back and forth, but I love the look of ivy covered walls and I've heard it's great "natural insulation". Will English ivy destroy the stucco and if so, is there one that ...
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What is causing the yellowing on my English Ivy's leaves?

Same unfortunate newbie from this thread I have some ivy plants that two weeks after transplant are yellowing of the leaves and starting to look rather sad. These were purchased as full size plants ...
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Is it okay to grow English ivy on the base of a tree trunk?

In one place in the yard, there is a carpet of ivy under a black walnut. Would it harm the tree in any way to let the ivy up to the base of the branches? I would like to do this so that the whole ...
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How old does English ivy (Hedera helix var.) have to be in order to flower?

I like the look of flowering ivy, but mine has never shown a sign of a flower. Is it one of those plants that takes a long time or am I not caring for it properly? Mine is five years old and climbed ...