A great deal of in correct information about ivies is circulating on the Internet and in compendiums of invasive plants. It was here when we bought the house, and was growing up the brick walls. Absolutely the worst plant I think I have ever had the experience of coming in contact with. HI i am writing from Ireland and I can tell you that ivy is the worse! On Oct 17,mjolner88 from Bellingham, WA wrote: Granted must trim where it grows over the bottom, but sure make a great and maintenance-free cover.
Ivy extracts are part of current cough medicines.
Please don't do as we Irish and English did and let this grow or it will kill everything and get beyond control Maura. It sounds like something is seriously wrong with your plant, though. Intact parts of the English ivy plant should never be eaten. It has been and continues to be widely sold in the U. Now we're also finding that it's creeping under the exterior boards of our house.