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Old 06-06-2016, 11:48 PM
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Found this awesome ground cover ... English Ivy.


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This is the invasive stuff that smothers trees, yes? You're right. It does look pretty awesome as ground cover. You'd have to remain vigilant with the pruning so it doesn't have its way with whatever is in its path.
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This is the invasive stuff that smothers trees, yes? You're right. It does look pretty awesome as ground cover. You'd have to remain vigilant with the pruning so it doesn't have its way with whatever is in its path.
Yep, I agree, it is pretty, but so aggressively invasive - hubby and I spend many hours every year working at trying to control the ivy which is invading us from the neighbor's property.
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Oh boy....Self distruction.

It is pretty tho........
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Yep, I agree, it is pretty, but so aggressively invasive - hubby and I spend many hours every year working at trying to control the ivy which is invading us from the neighbor's property.
Haven't tried it but we're planning, just to be extra careful and maintain it. I don't want to be nudge by angry neighbor's because it's invading their properties. Thanks!
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Can anyone suggest what alternative can I use for ground covers other than english ivy? Just for my second option.

Found this online: Japanese Pachysandra

http://tangsphoto.photoshelter.com/i...000IGs27jjcbhY
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Does it look better? I love the flowers on it

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That looks like a very nice Pachysandra, I like the flowers, too.

Of course, most/all ground covers are a bit "sprawly" by their nature, that's what makes them good ground covers, right? - but in my experience, Pachysandra has proved to be a bit easier to keep under control (compared to Ivy).
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I'm partial to Aptenia cordifolia and its teeny flowers that are always blooming.

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Vinca Minor


I have quite a bit of vinca minor. It gets a pretty blue flower in the spring and is slow growing so it is easy to control.
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