Locate a particularly offensive-looking
concrete building and find a suitably inconspicuous area, near to a wall,
to place your ivy - a roof would be ideal.
Transplant the ivy during winter and early spring. If you are fortunate
enough to find a crack large enough to place the roots of the ivy in,
fill it with compost and a little fertiliser before transferring the plant.
Alternatively, you could make your own plant box and place several plants
inside it (see fig4). Once again take care not to damage the roots of
the plant. Lean the bamboo support/s against the wall of the building
to encourage the ivy to climb it. Water thoroughly.
During the initial weeks after
the ivy has been planted, return and water it if any dry periods occur.
Then, visit the plant occasionally to check up on its progress and to
see what wildlife it may have attracted to the building.