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Old Plum Tree with Golden Ivy


Old Plum Tree with Golden Ivy (Hedera helix 'Buttercup')

I pruned it hard two summers ago and crossed my fingers. It has survived, and in the meantime, the Golden Ivy I planted as an 'insurance' has grown right up the trunk. It looks so much better than a bare tree trunk! Now I shall have to keep cutting it back or it will take over the whole tree!



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As you can see from the big tree in the background, our Ash trees are still not in leaf. That cold April has held everything back this year.

22 May, 2016

 

IT looks wonderful! So lovely and adds to the area! What a great idea for the tree trunk to add the ivy!

22 May, 2016

 

I like this Karen that Ivy just brings the tree to life love that.

22 May, 2016

 

Thanks Dan and Vic. I am pleased with how it turned out :)

22 May, 2016

 

I had had that idea with a plum tree that wasn't giving fruit and grape vines. The tree got smothered and died, so the grape vines lost their support frame.

22 May, 2016

 

Hi Karen, that's a good sign!!!, have you heard the saying? Ash before Oak, we're in for a soak, Oak before Ash, it'll only be a splash, the oak was out well before the ash down here too, so fingers crossed, we might have a decent summer, Derek.

22 May, 2016

 

Thats right Derek! Well we certainly had a splash this morning!

22 May, 2016

 

Hi Karen, yes we did as well, I'd just got my wife settled with her talking book, so that I could go in the garden, and we got a real downpour, Derek.

22 May, 2016

 

Same here got caught in a hailstorm then rain then sunshine all in the space 5 mins lol

22 May, 2016

 

Like that,K........the golden is my favourite ivy.

22 May, 2016

 

Thanks Julia!

22 May, 2016

 

Hope you get some plums Ck. Good place for a bird box in the ivy.

30 May, 2016

 

Hmm..perhaps a bit close to the road though Linda. Nice idea though.

30 May, 2016



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