5 August 2014

Tenacity at tree time


Not sure if it is an ivy, but it has grown a stem from seemingly nothing and is thriving while clinging on.

7 comments:

susan said...

It certainly looks like ivy to me as well. A most tenacious plant that might just be getting its water direct from the tree. So much lush growth in those woods.

Elephant's Child said...

It certainly looks like ivy. Which is remarkably determined. I have discovered that if I leave a leaf (or a part of a leaf) behind the ivy will return. And continue its attempts at world (or garden) domination.

Claude said...

I'm wondering if it is a gentle or destructive domination. I've seen it strangling the stone walls of a university in Ontario. It looked beautiful though giving the fairly new building an air of vintage dignity and knowledge.

CherryPie said...

It is rather strange. Wild ivies roots are always firmly in the ground and not destructive to trees.

Sean Jeating said...

Ivy, yes. And lovely greens and lights.
And what CherryPie tells about ivy roots was new to me. Very interesting.

CherryPie said...

I have a post about the symbiotic nature of ivy and trees.

I wrote it in relation to my Oak tree when someone said the ivy covering it was killing it.

I have done several blog searches but unfortunately it is hiding within the depths....

Don QuiScottie said...

I was looking at a rich and noble other Ivy and just thinking today that it might be in a symbiotic relationship with its tree (a bit like me clinging to my dear Dulcinea, though she may pretend to disagree...)