The Land Rover Owners Wife


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Ivy: A Battle Won

Gone but not forgotten: the Ivy has left its' mark

Gone but not forgotten: the Ivy has left its’ mark

Well it took some doing and like its’ historical namesake, Rasputin (the ivy) withstood many attempts to prise it away from the wall but perseverance has paid off and finally, yesterday late afternoon, the last of this annoying climber made its’ way into our brown recycling bin. But it has left its’ mark on the walls and and roof and Mud foresees a stint of house painting and roof repairs coming up in the not so distant future.

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Wreck the walls with boughs of Ivy

It may be pretty to look at but it is not good for the building

It may be pretty to look at but it is not good for the building

We have a bit of a problem in our garden at the moment, an invasive ivy has taken over the extension wall and is trying to cover the roof. This is not good, no matter how cottagey it may look and we need to deal with it and quickly, before it grows some more. Continue reading