How can I reuse or recycle ivy?
We’ve had an email from Jen & Dave, asking:
We recently moved into a new house that was COVERED in ivy. We’ve pulled most of it off for the sake of the masonry but haven’t got space to compost it all since it takes so long to break down. Any ideas what we can do with the rest?
Sticking to the composting line, your local council tip might have a garden waste area but depending on how they compost it, it might cause regrowth problems there as it does in garden compost heaps.
If it had been later in the year, you could use it for decorating Christmas wreaths etc.
Any other suggestions?
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