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Common Ivy (Hedera helix)

Photograph of Common Ivy (Hedera helix), taken December 2016, local wood , Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.

Nature Photography

A-Z of Botany: Juvenile

This post should have been in H really because the proper name for it is Heteroblasty but many garden plants are known for their juvenile growth or foliage. 605 more words


English Ivy

Hedera Helix is more commonly known as English Ivy, common ivy or simply ivy. It is native to most of Europe and western Asia, ranging from Ireland to Ukraine. 457 more words

NWA Natives

The usual suspects

This blog is usually filled with plants that excite me or dazzle or mystify me. But today is different because I have come over all sensible and I am going to focus on three plants that are useful but are not the sort of things that have you running for the beta-blockers! 1,087 more words


Remove English ivy from trees

The large trees around our home are covered with English ivy. Is there a way to keep it from growing up into the limbs of the trees? 326 more words


In a vase on Monday: Listen carefully

January has thrown all weathers at us: minus 5 degrees last week and 12.5 degrees today.  There has been wind, rain, snow and ice and now we seem  to be about to get another round of rainy weather.   200 more words