Tuesday, September 9

Invasion of Ivy!

On entering our house Ivy greets you!

She continues along the top of the wall....

Down the wall......

In the wall......

In fact all over the wall!

Whilst this ivy looks quite old and established......you don't have to look far to find new growth.

At the bottom of the garden, where I took you last week Ivy grows in abundance.

When I re-positioning two of the chimney pots guess what I chose to put in it?

As ever, whilst I was taking the photos, the hens were IN the hedge having a midday snooze...

Bev on the other hand was heading for the henhouse to lay an egg!

 There was once when Eva made her way INSIDE our house! I was very quick to IMPLY it was not appropriate for her to sit on the settee!
Another very busy week in the garden. I am finding this ABC task beneficial to my garden planning..to give you a taste of what's to come.........
J is for Joy
M is for Moss
N is for Nasturtiums
P is for Pink and Pond
S is for
U is for Under the Windows
V is for violas
W is for Wall

Watch this space!


  1. I must admit I do love a bit (or in your case a lot) of ivy. It definitely comes in handy for floral displays and I like the way just makes things seem nice and lived in.

    1. Yes I so agree - very reasonable to buy too and to grow on!

  2. I envy your Ivy garden....I liked the pics with your hens...seems like you have already planned your take on the rest of the alphabet prompts :) ...awaiting N is for Nasturtiums

  3. Wow....what a lot of it.... wish you many joyfull moments with it

  4. Ivy is the only plant that grows by itself and is an ideal climber on a wall.
    have a great week,
    Wil, ABCW Team

  5. I like Ivy too but it is so destructive. It is so hard to control once it starts growing.
    Plus when I live by the ocean it was always filled with rats !
    Love the chickens napping in the bushes. I can't tell from the photo do they sleep alone or cuddle.

    cheers, parsnip

  6. There's a Tom Lehrer song about "ivy-covered professors in ivy-covered halls."


  7. Wonderful pictures - especially the last one with the hens! My last garden was over-run with ivy that had escaped from a pot of flowers I unwisely placed in the garden, - but it is an old friend in many ways.

  8. Watch that ivy Denise otherwise you'll find it in the house one of these days!

  9. I haven't been here for a while. I love your new look and I always LOVE reading about the hens! Your ivy, while invading your property, looks lovely.

    Have a wonderful week, I look forward to more.

  10. Ah, Lovely Eva x
    Wrens love to nest in Ivy and you can make a lovely door wreath in the Winter time from it, especially if it is wild Ivy and has it's flower/seed heads on.

  11. You'll never be short of a bit of foliage for any displays you create.

  12. Thought perhaps your Buff Orpington's (spelling) name might be "Ivy!" :-) You are one that is able to grow ivy prolifically. I am not! ;-)

  13. Ivy seems to be very social ~ Creative series of shots for I

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  14. I've always worried about Ivy growing on the house because mice love to call it home.

  15. Beautiful. I love ivy and how it looks when attached to things.

  16. Invasive stuff♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/inspired-by-legos/

  17. Your hens are very handsome! I find ivy very useful for filling up bare patches, but I guess in England bare patches are not much of a problem.

  18. So much ivy...and tha chicken is si sweet :))

  19. Well...... I do love ivy but you do have to show it who's boss.
    Chicken on the sofa....... er, no!
    Love looking round your garden!
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May


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