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Pure ‘Natural’ 75p solution removes ‘problem’ ivy from fences without using weed killer

English ivy can be found in gardens up and down the UK and is known for its idyllic, trailing appearance.

However, while the plant can look attractive draped over a fence or climbing up a building, it can cause widespread damage.

The plant can cause structural damage to buildings, can hide defects in buildings and can even make it more difficult to carry out maintenance.

One of the most common places to find ivy is on fences in gardens. With this in mind, fans of cleaning sensation Mrs Hinch, whose full name is Sophie Hinchliffe, have shared their natural solution for banishing ivy from fences.

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Facebook user, Matthew Price, asked fellow gardeners on the social media group, Mrs Hinch Gardening Tips, how to get rid of his “ivy problem”.

He posted: “My wife and I have spent the last couple of weeks removing next door’s ivy from our side of the fence panel. We thought we’d got it all but now it’s growing back.

“The fence is paper thin and I’m concerned it’s going to collapse. I’ve considered shoring up the panel with some planks but how do we stop the ivy from continuing to grow through?”

The post was inundated with hundreds of responses but one of the most natural solutions was to use lemon juice.

Marian James wrote: “Kinder to use lemon juice. It works.” Tabitha Webb agreed and said: “We also use lemon juice on our ivy. I use the pancake lemon juice that comes with the squirty lemon.

“I do tend to keep the last one so I can water it down a bit and then I just squirt it on. I was told it wasn’t harmful to wildlife so we have always used it.”

Annie Leay posted: “Neat bleach Domestos (if there are no animals) but natural lemon juice (if there are).”

Other Mrs Hinch fans suggested not using weed killers to avoid harming wildlife in the surrounding area.

Claire Bunt posted: “No weed killer. It’s bad for the wildlife. I would never use anything like that ever.”

Lemon juice can be bought from most supermarkets or online. Tesco Lemon Juice costs £1.25, Sainsbury’s Lemon Juice costs 80p and ASDA Lemon Juice from Concentrate costs 75p.

Other suggestions from Mrs Hinch fans included using boiling water, vinegar and salt.

Samantha Jane Barker said: “Boil the kettle and pour it over. That will kill it.”

Margie Arkwright replied: “Throw vinegar all over the ground where it growing from.”

Ann Andrews commented: “My friend uses salt. Water and Fairy liquid do the trick. Kills it off.”

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