More of a ‘Hate Ivy’ Post Than a Love Gardening Post :-)

I’ve never like Ivy. when I was a kid it was always covering a city that Tarzan found. It reeked of loneliness, desecration and disappointment.

It wasn’t just Tarzan; as the excitement built and all those adventurers set out for the City of Gold you just knew that when the bearers ran off into the jungle there was going to be Ivy somewhere. From Clint Walker, to Rambo and the Rock none of them ever had a good time in a jungle.

But then of course as a teenager my Death Star of an Ivy arrived in Coronation Street. Ivy Tilsley, played by Lynne Perrie. She must have been a terrific actress because I detested her.

Can you imagine my horror when we moved here eighteen months ago to be surrounded by Ivy. OMG (yes I caught a snippet of Love Island). The worst of it was on the garage wall. Luckily for me I married, as you know a princess, but also a machete wielding Amazon. No I didn’t buy her on Amazon! Oh, follow the link if you don’t know what an Amazon is πŸ™‚


Can you see it all? I used wake up with nightmares. Imagine what could be hiding in there. You see when I was a kid they left my bedroom door open and from my bed I could see the airing cupboard and I swear there was a Sioux Indian with a tomahawk, waiting to jump out as soon as I went to sleep. Anyways back to the plot. The Amazon took her machete and cut it all back for me. She bought some bird boxes and made some hanging baskets, then ‘man take over.’ I was becoming concerned that she had forgotten which one of us is Tarzan and not being very good at ‘making fire,’ I swung down complete with the hammer drill, tape measure and loin cloth, so now we have this, everyone say awww πŸ™‚





About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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33 Responses to More of a ‘Hate Ivy’ Post Than a Love Gardening Post :-)

  1. wake9779 says:

    Ivy can be nice to look at it when it’s not your responsibility, haha.

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  2. cindy knoke says:

    You are so creative. Such a gift.

    Liked by 5 people

  3. 🀣🀣🀣. So glad your ‘Amazon’ tamed the beast, however would you have coped! 🀣🀣🀣

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  4. Carolyn Page says:

    Princess has to be congratulated; what a great job; and what a great find on Amazon!!!!
    Oh heck; now I’m all confused….
    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  5. Vasil says:

    Wow, what adventures you had – Charlie! πŸ˜€

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  6. neelstoria says:

    I do like ivy but that makeover with the flowering pots look far far better!

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  7. Wilt says:

    LOVE Corrie. Wife and I have been watching it since 94 or so. My mum, since, the early 60’s. Remember it being on 3pm afternoons growing up. The acting is second to none, I must admit, a total pleasure, and not a guilty one at all!

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  8. K E Garland says:

    This looks much better!

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  9. iScriblr says:

    A pleasant post to read! Your garden (wall) looks WOW!πŸ‘

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Ivy, on the other hand, doesn’t die if you go on holiday and don’t water it. Hope you have good neighbours…


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  12. Rakkelle says:

    Awwwwww! Nah, for real, double awwwwwwwwwww! A princess Amazon, what a fantastic description. She sounds like a woman of my own heart!

    This post is so good, I read it twice. I love the way you described your wife. Goose bumps!

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  13. Rakkelle says:


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  14. We have ivy and it drives me nuts. I just look at it and sigh, not being an Amazon.

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