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I have spent the summer pulling out ivy but still have shoots coming up. What can I use to get rid of it permanently without destroying the plants around it mainly a hedge

Submitted: 05:24PM, 04 May 2010
Answer: Dear Mary,

Ivy is a particularly vigorous climber and can be difficult and take a considerable amount of time to eradicate. The product we could recommend is called Zero Glyphosate Weedspray. This is a non selective spray and care should be taken when spraying that none of the product drifts onto wanted plants in the near vacinity. You can mix 8mls of glyphosate with 1 litre of water and spray the foliage. Because ivy has a glossy leaf, the spray tends to roll off the leaf. By adding a few drops of liquid washing up detergent to the mix, this will help the spray to stick to the leaf surface. It will require several sprays over a period of time before you will be able to get rid of it. We emphasise again to be careful when spraying this product as it is a non-selective spray.

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