Re: planting in ivy covered ground?

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Posted by Newt on May 18, 2003 at 13:50:20:

In Reply to: planting in ivy covered ground? posted by Carla on May 17, 2003 at 11:31:19:

: Our tiny front yard in Philadelphia is covered in English ivy (not very thick). I would like to plant a few cottage garden type plants to add color. Do I have to rip up the ivy or can I dig some holes and plant?

Hi Carla,
I'm thinking if it's English ivy that it's a shady spot. If you are going to plant annuals, then moving the ivy aside and planting should be fine. If you are going to plant perennials, then you will have to plant things that will be able to come up between the ivy, and not all perennials will be able to do that. I think plants like spring bulbs, hosta and royal fern would be ok.

Hope this helped.
Newt

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