Densely populated urban residential area. Between my little brick bungalow and the next house. There's some hasta and surprise lilies out there, but I need ivy. Couldn't figger how to water the hasta last season (without watering the house walls) with sprinkler, so I spent way, way too much time standing out there with the garden hose. Need ivy, willing to sacrifice hasta, etc to get it (if necessary).
Around the corner is a little wooded easement with lots of ivy. Can I just snip, say, 10" lengths from there and plant them by my house? Would potting soil and/or fertilizer be a good idea? Really need to get this off the ground. I am not knowledgable re gardening.
Also timing. I am in midwest: avg. hi/lo is now 53/29 F.
I know all about invasive nature of ivy, no warnings necessary. Maybe half the houses on the block have some ivy and apparently aren't having difficulty controlling it.
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