It's a lovely sunny day as I write this, a little breezy but it is a day to stand outside, fill my lungs with fresh air and just enjoy the moment.
I do have something to talk to you about and it is ivy. Now I know you are going to tell me that it is good for wildlife to have some ivy and if I only had 'some' ivy I would not be worrying so much about it. Dear garden, I have a veritable sea of ivy, an ocean of it. It blankets, smothers and chokes and clambers and.... and.... well it stares malevolently at me. It does, it really does. I feel overwhelmed by it at the moment and at a loss what to do.
Digging it up is just impossible, there is too much of it. Killing it with chemicals is very very tempting but I worry about that. I have used weedkillers in the past but this needs really strong stuff and I worry about the garden's wildlife and my cats.
I am feeling trapped by ivy, ensnared and shackled; hidden and cloaked and submerged.
Dear garden, I need a plan. I need to start taking action and reclaim this part of the garden. This will be done.
Your loving gardener.
Stay safe and be kind.