Ivy leaves turning brown and dying


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I have had ivy covering a wall in my garden for several years now. However, recently, the leaves started turning brown (as it is possible to see in the photos below) and eventually dying and falling off. I was wondering if anyone could help me identify what is causing this.
 

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Welcome @georgia santos It looks as if someone is either poisoning it, or has chopped it off at the bottom. Do you have a neighbour who doesn`t like Ivy?
 
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@Tetters, my guess is the same. It could also be unintended if the roots are located on the adjacent property. If you like ivy, just make sure the plant is on your side at base of the wall. I had a neighbor take out the ivy on his side of the property line baring the chain link fence. I had enough plants on my side that we both got our privacy back the next year. Some people don’t realize that ivy should be maintained once a year to keep it from spreading. It appreciates and responds well to a severe clipping and I’ve kept ivy hedges within my property for decades. A nice narrow green barrier dividing sections of my yard.
 
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I guess it could be as @Tetters said but it could also be a lack of micro-nutrients. Whenever a plants leaves have green veins and is yellowing or browning between the veins it could be a lack of one or more of the following essential plant nutrients: Zinc, copper, boron, manganese, iron, chlorine, and molybdenum. This is especially true for old plantings and all of the herbicide damage I have ever seen also caused leaf distortion. If the problem is a lack of any of these nutrients it can be cured by applying either greensand, chelated iron or liquid seaweed. Chelated iron is best if one doesn't know exactly which of the nutrients is missing.
 

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