We've (purposely) let some ivy die off and are now trying to remove it. Impossible! Anyone done this successfully please? We were thinking of burning it off but not sure if that's the right thing to do
thanks kitkat, DH spent most of yesterday afternoon with a wire brush and not making much progress. We've had lawn laid up to that wall now and DH doesn't want to plant anything to grow up against it. Doesn't help that the wall is not flush, kind of pebbledash render. Will perhaps just have to persevere with the wire brush but it really isn't doing it!
Just a little warning about pressure washers they are fab and can take off paint or ivy, but they can also make the surface you are using them on porous, so you really need to be careful. The problem often shows up months later after a surface has been jetwashed is then hit by a frost, any water (rain etc) that has pentrated the surface and then frozen can break pieces of the brick/ concrete out.