What we found under the ivy
Last Saturday Aric and Sam attacked some of the ivy that plagues our yard. Sam hacked at it with his machete and Aric raked away and they uncovered the low stone wall on the west side of the house. What we had thought was a stone or concrete stanchion at the end of the wall turned out to be:
An ornamental concrete planter. Why in the world would someone plant ivy in a planter? It took over and is so entrenched in the fabric of the concrete that the stump and roots are impossible to get out. It's too bad, because I would love to use it as a place for seasonal, annual blooming plants.
Any suggestions for poisoning unwanted ivy roots without permanently poisoning the container?
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