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Ivy, green cape house

This picture was taken during my vacation last year. I was very surprised to see this house. From the ground to the top it grew with ivy. I have never seen such a “green” house. The ivy, Hedera helix, is a wooded evergreen wrap that grows well over 50 meters. It is most commonly found in shady forests. Because ivy needs a foothold to grow, it can be seen on trees or on the walls of houses and fences. For easy climbing, ivy has gripping roots. The flowers develop fruits, berries that are dark blue in color. These fruits are food for some birds, and ivy is toxic to humans. Leaves and jelly are also toxic to humans. But despite its toxic properties, ivy has been used in folk medicine for years. We use ivy in very small quantities.

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  1. I love pictures like these . We have the Fig ivy which does this, the stems of this vine are so strong that they actually rip the concrete away in the course of time. I love hedera helix and use it as a house plant around the house. It is not so invasive in our kind of climate.

  2. I just love houses covered with ivy. They must be slightly cooler to live in the summer time. I realise that their clinging can cause structural damages but the fact remains they are very pretty and basically elegant…

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