Your other emails did not work and returned to me..... I sprouted 2 Boston Ivy plants and planted them when they were 3ft tall on the 9th floor of our apartment building. The next day they were GONE!Eaten by Japanese beatles according to a person who lives here and kbnows a little about gardening. How can I stop that from happening next spring? I am also going to try some climbing Madarin Honeysuckle plants from a mail order house.Are these going to suffer the same fate? Is there a climbing ivy I can plant here in Des Moines? Thanks for your help rick marmon 515-305-1920
Iowa County Iowa
We have about 8-9 different plants on our terrace.
The Boston Ivy was the only one attacked and they ate all of the leaves leaving behind the veins on the leaves and the stems.
As far as needing a trellis.We have plastic coated wiring climbing to a wired same top.
Perfect for this case.
I kinow the honeysuckle will need to be traind to climb....and once we do will it come back year after year?
Will the bettles get it?
If I keep up the spraying of the Boston Ivy.....can I eventually stop and it will survive?
Or do you know of a climbing ivy (or one we have to train) that is local or better suited for Des Moines?