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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:59 pm    Post subject: How do I get rid of Ivy. Reply with quote

I'm probably being a little mischievous here, but does anyone know how to get rid of Ivy permanently using Herbicides, I plan on using Bandock, Nettleban or Scrub Killer with the active ingredient triclopyr.
Anyone have any better ideas, pulling it up, covering with plastic, cutting it with lawnmowers etc is not an option so don't post I'm only interested in chemical control.
What chemicals are still on the market? I know some are not available in Ireland.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

even if you kill the shoots and leaves with chemicals you will still have to pull out the dead roots and stems physically. If the ivy is covering the ground it can be burned off after it has been killed and withered. It is highly inflammable when dry. However burning foliage that gas been treated with Brushwood killer is carcinogenic it is agent orange.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Tks
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Round Up (main constituent glyphosate) has worked for me. It might take several weeks (especially if applied during the Winter months) before you see any effect, but it does work. Thereafter it's just a case of either clearing away the dead stuff or -- if it's high up in a tree or in the house eaves -- waiting for it to give up the ghost and drop down to earth !

Depending on how vigorous it is, it might take a couple of applications.

At ground level, I've had quite reasonable success with burning it off with a "flame thrower" but, again, it might need a couple of applications to achieve complete eradication. (I know you're only interested in chemical control, so I'm only mentioning this in case others prefer different methods.)

It takes a lot of determination, but it can be done !
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try strong vinegar for a start.....spray on leaves and pour on tough stems near the ground..Industrial acetic acid...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:55 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I get rid of Ivy. Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
does anyone know how to get rid of Ivy permanently

permanently? concrete over the affected area...
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