9 thoughts on “FOTD 24th February 2022: Ivy Berries

  1. A floral truss will bloom soon there. It is about a third of the way up from the bottom of the picture, and about a third of the way to the left from the right margin. Bloom is not very impressive, with round trusses of tiny pale greenish white or yellowish flowers.


  2. My discovery
    Hedera Helix Hibernica (Irish Ivy, Atlantic Ivy) 200/250cm
    Hedera helix Hibernica, commonly known as Irish Ivy grows all over most of the British Isles. Irish ivy has dark green

    triangular, 5-8 cm leaves with 5 triangular lobes which are slightly upward folded. It is fully hardy and can withstand temperatures down to -15°C. The fast-growing broad leaved Irish ivy provides vigorous ground cover. Because of its hardiness, shade tolerance and lack of inclination to climb it is widely used by landscape gardeners beneath trees and shrubs and for stabilising steep slopes. It is perfectly suited for planting in areas recently cleared of builder’s rubble since it prefers alkaline soil. Position: full sun or partial shade .Green varieties of ivy are shade tolerant. Soil: Will thrive in moist humus-rich, preferably alkaline, well-drained soil. Watering: Water ivy grown as houseplants regularly during the growing season, providing a balanced liquid fertiliser each month. Keep moist during the winter months. Pruning: Plants may be pruned at any time of the year to restrict growth. People with sensitive skin should wear gloves when handling ivy as its sap can be an irritant.


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